55. There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign (RL Stevenson) May 31st 2009 (N)
One weekend in May, we went for a drive around the south of Auckland, firstly stopping at Otara Market, which is billed as a real mix of Pacific Island, Maori, Asian and Pakeha (European descent) stallholders each Saturday, creating a uniquely New Zealand multicultural experience, where Pacific Island elders sell traditional cloth, next to their younger counterparts selling sat ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Central 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
Paula - Here we are fulfilling a long-held dream of travelling the planet. Through our travelblog have fun joining us along the way!
Nick - these are a couple of quotations that I picked up along the way:
"In German, there is a word, Kunstlerschuld, which means "artist's guilt", the emotion a painter feels over his frivolity in a world in which people work in a rut that makes them gloomy. Perhaps there is also a sort of traveler's guilt, from being self-contained, s... full info