58. Au revoir, Aotearoa July 31st 2009 (P) As we left Stewart Island, the furthest south that we would travel, we realised that our grand tour was coming to an end.
We caught the Stray bus to Queenstown where we had previously spent a little time back in March, but now this time we allowed ourselves several days to soak up this town “fit for a Queen” and also to allow us to have Nick’s birthday present in of a day’s snowboard ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Taupo 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