New Zealand – Part 3, the North Island – Part 2 June 1st 2016 Wellington City – again
Thankfully it’s a lovely day (it’s the end of Feb’16 & cold back home), so the crossing is smooth and we arrive in Wellington at 5-30pm. The walk to the hostel, from the Ferry Port takes 20 minutes with all our bags. This time we’re staying at the YHA Hostel opposite the Te Papa Museum, which has great facilities, and we stayed here on our previous trip ... 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
Hi folks, we are Michael and Caroline, previously blogging as michaelandcaroline, to record our career break "gap year" - 2007 to 2009. We loved it so much we've decided to do it again!
Having tried desperately to reacclimatise to work and normal life after our last big adventure for the past 3 years (full marks for effort eh!), somehow this didn’t quite grab us as much as the thought of travelling to places we love and those we have aspired to & dreamed about but somehow haven’t made it to so far – so we had to put this right!!
Phase 1 started off in Nepal & Bhutan, we didn't ge... full info