The Giant Kiwi(fruit) January 12th 2010 Imagine our excitment when we realized that we were mere kilometers from a Giant Kiwifruit.
It is located in Te Puke (the largest kiwifruit-growing area in New Zealand) and we came across it today during our drive from the Coromandel Peninsula to Rotorua.
We are both huge fans of Kiwis - the people, the birds and also the fruit. But here is a very important thing to know before traveling to ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Te Puke 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