Meeting the Locals and Figuring it All Out April 12th 2011 Its crazy to think that we’ve almost been here for a month now. Its so true what they say, time flies when you’re having fun. Our time with Simon and Carol has been very homey. It’s been really great to be a part of a family. We both truly feel at home here. We’ve started quite the routine. Up everyday at 7:45, coffee, breakfast, then getting the worst part of my day over with - brushin ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Motueka 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
Patrick and I are on a mission to fulfill some life time goals. Learning and experiencing other cultures has always been a passion for the both of us. Traveling to a place where we are able to experience a new culture is an important and a rewarding aspect of this trip. Meeting new and wonderful people a priority.
Secondly, we want to fine tune and venture further into our outdoors loves; white water kayaking, camping, and for Patrick, scuba diving.
Finally, a main ambition is attaining hands on skills. Life skills in permaculture, earth building, bread baking, cheese making, and food... full info