Another "WOW" day. March 31st 2011 Almost my last day in NZ and I am still saying "wow" .
As I have said before North Island dosesn't sell itself so well - and often people don't spend long in Auckland - they just fly in and drive out... but what are they missing???
Auckland lies inthe Harauki Gulf which is part of the Pacific and there are so many beautiful island in the Gulf. Most of the time wherever you are you can see Rangi ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Waiheke Island 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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