Hello from New Zealand December 16th 2010 Chris's Section
We're loving New Zealand so far. Our first stop was Auckland. Although we only spent a day here (we'll be returning before we fly to the US) we like what we saw. We headed to Rotorua to stay with Lou's family. It was so nice to have a few home comforts – thanks guys for being so welcoming. The main challenge here was to buy a car for under $2000 (£1000), which we'd bee ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Bay of Plenty 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
Our first big trip was between April 2010 and March 2011. We visited China, then Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, OZ, New Zealand and finally the USA.
We're now preparing for another 6 month jolly to SE Asia - leaving in September.
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