Days 73 to 75 - Rotorua, Waitomo and Auckland May 8th 2012 Our last destination on this long trip was New Zealand’s North Island. We flew into Auckland from Queenstown and drove down to Rotorua. Although there was significantly more traffic and the scenery was not as picturesque as the South Island, it was still fun to see the vast pastor lands and many, many sheep (and even a few cows). Once we reached Rotorua we were greeted with the wonderful smell o ... 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
We are management consultants from San Francisco. We travel a whole lot for work, but that is nowhere near as much fun as traveling together to countries we have always wanted to visit.
We embarked on a 3 month trip around the Asia Pacific in 2012, and used this blog to post pictures and (some) comments for friends and family that want to follow our travels, including our 2-3 week trip around India in an auto-rickshaw!
Nearly a year from our 3 month trip, we have again hit the road for a "de-toxing" trip into the mountains and valleys of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile...... full info