California Dreamin' in New Zealand March 2nd 2010 One of the main reasons that we are touring New Zealand for three months is to determine if we might want to live here someday. We definitely want to live outside the U.S. at least once, preferably two or more times, before we kick the bucket. Right now, New Zealand is a top contender.
Perhaps it is the similarities between New Zealand and California - we can't help comparing the two. Both l ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region 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