Sand and tinsel December 25th 2009 We spent a fairly typical Christmas Day, mostly at home (for one large pending reason) and after lunch, Monopoly (New Zealand edition) commenced and continued for the next 3 days...
Later in the day we headed down to the beach for a walk in the late afternoon sun. There were lots of people still down there enjoying the food's-all-gone-but-we-still-have-beer-and wine stage of their bbq's, while ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch 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
We started this travel blog in 2005 when we set off on a ten-month around-the-world trip with a couple of backpacks and not much else. Since then, we've spent a couple of years back in England, done a little travelling in Europe and Africa and posted the odd blog whenever we get chance. In 2008, we emigrated to New Zealand with four suitcases and a guitar and spent the first month travelling throughout the country, from Auckland to Christchurch, via a roundabout route. We now live in Christchurch and post the odd blog now and again...whenever the travel bug bites. Happy reading!
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