Picnic Spots!! January 13th 2011 It's not often you get to picnic sitting on the edge of a volcano ( not active - hopefully). But there I was yesterday with Patricai at Mount Eden in Auckland city- what an amazing view 360 degrees round the city and out to the islands in the Gulf . The cone and rim of the old volcano crater is grassed and so quite safe to sit there with your coffee and eating your homemade macadamia nit shortbre ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland 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
Keeping this travel blog enables me to reflect and record my journeys as well as communicate with my family and friends.
I shouldn't be amazed me that complete strangers in this travel community will want to read about what I am up to as they are a great bunch of folk.
I have swapped my home and hospitality for many years now and always I have met such wonderful open, generous and friendly people. Travelling alone lots of the time I am never lonely ..there is always the travelblog to keep me company.
Planning for future trips and onwards now. Don't let the grass grow under you feet.
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