The Geothermal Highway March 25th 2011 Our first week on the North Island began with of a lot of driving and a lot of rain (hence the driving). After arriving in Wellington on the ferry we made a bee-line for Napier where we planned to spend a few days wine tasting and such. The rain forced us out of our tent and into a nice motel upgrade where we could dry out. We missed a lot of the scenic spots in the area due to the weather, but ... 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
Welcome to our travelblog page. We initally called ourselves "AfricaBound" because we spent a year traveling around Africa from August 2007 to August 2008. At that time, little did we even think that we could go on another extended trip. Somehow through much perseverance and determination we were able to save up for yet another extended trip, this time as sort of a honeymoon. Our current itinerary has us traveling from July 2010 until December 2011 through Central Asia, China, New Zealand, Australia and then back up to SE Asia, Nepal, India and then finally Japan.
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