A Famous Loo (Toilet) January 10th 2010 We have an excellent driving atlas which we purchased before our last trip to New Zealand. It is invaluable - kind of at the level of "if you could only bring one survival item on your trip to New Zealand, what would it be?".
Not only does this magic book tell us about preferred driving routes (there's a key to road quality based on color and thickness of the lines), AND list Lord of the Rings ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Bay of Islands 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've decided to take off six months to see Asia and Australia and revisit New Zealand before we turn 40. Angelique's been to Asia once (Bhutan, a few days in Malaysia, only one in Singapore) and this will be Adrian's first time on the continent. Neither one of us has been to Australia but we did spend 3 weeks in New Zealand in 2007 and can't wait to return. If all goes well, our plan to is to spend a week in Japan, six weeks in southeast Asia, 2-3 in Australia and then 3 months in New Zealand, returning home to San Francisco in late March, 2010. Enjoy the blog!... full info