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A bridge at the Natural Bridge

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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
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New Zealand Flag 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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