Vacation in an Island Nation: Part II March 10th 2011 Wai-O-Tapu: Sacred Waters in Rotorua
I left off with our roadtrip to the Waitomo Caves area: visiting the glow worms and rafting in the dark, with wetsuits, inner tubes, and caving helmets. Perhaps I forgot to mention how cold the water was. After cleaning up and dressing, we headed to the Blackwater Rafting Co.'s small diner, where bagels and soup were offered to the cavers gratis. This had b ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Rotorua 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
I lived in Huhehaote, Inner Mongolia - "The Blue City" - for 13 months. I now live in my home state in the USA, where I have reconnected with my romantic interest; where I am working to make a little money; and where I am dreaming of travelling again, writing a book, and/or going to graduate school in Chinese Language or Asian Studies.
Hobbies: reading, writing, watching movies, doing martial arts when I have the time, blogging and Facebooking when I shouldn't.
"You can always go home, so long as you realize home is a place you have never been before...True jo... full info