On Our Way North.. (Part 2) October 7th 2011 We awoke on Wednesday morning (October 5th) to unexpected clear skies. In an attempt to make the most of our day and the weather, we set out early for our first stop which was a museum and active excavation site called The Buried Village. In the late 1800s the Maori in this small village initiated tourism in New Zealand. Roughly 15 km from the village there was a geological phenomenon known as the ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North 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
Liza chose to pursue her teaching degree in Christchurch, New Zealand. After 7 months apart and following the completion of his PhD, Matt joined up with Liza while she was on a teaching placement in Nelson, NZ. They will now commence their travels together, which will take them all over New Zealand, to Tahiti and eventually to southeast Asia.
We are hoping to keep our friends and families posted on our adventures, share videos and pictures, and bring everyone as close as possible to sharing this experience with us.
We hope you all enjoy it.... full info