It is hard to describe how beautiful the South Island of New Zealand is. Part of it probably is due to the fact that there just aren't many people there. The lakes are so clear... the skys are so unpoluted.
This year I am going somewhere warm! October 15th 2004 By now you've probably noticed that most of my travels been in the winter. The reason is simple, in my line of work, spring time and summer are usually filled with projects, making it hard for me to take leave. Also, there simply aren't a lot of public holidays during the summer time. In the winter, I can usually get away with taking maybe 10 days of vacation, and get out 20 days of break by st ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
Birth Place: Taiwan
Year of Birth: 1978
Currently Bsed In: California, USA
Hobbies: Travel, travel, travel!
Note: This travel blog started because I just wanted to ask a few questions in the forums for my first time in europe, 2006. For some reason, Europe seems like such a foreign, large, scary place. I dunno why, perhaps it is because I am used to going to Asia, where I can understand at least 2 local languages, instead of europe. Perhaps it is because I have so little exposure to European people and their culture (everything I do know about them are filtered Americanized propaganda)... full info