You're Only Ever As Good As Your Support Crew - Oxfam Trailwalker 2010 April 12th 2010 You're exhausted. The legs ache, and you keep stumbling on tree roots because your feet no longer lift themselves high enough to step over. It's only just above 0 degrees celsius but you would happily lie right there on the damp ground just to get some sleep. Behind you are a geothermal field, forests and "That Hill", yet you're still not even at the half-way mark. Now you're thinking the "2 km aw ... 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
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