Glaciers in the mist March 21st 2017 The vegetation on the slopes is incredibly lush and dense and we keep expecting mountain gorillas to emerge - but no, wrong continent!
We flew in over this area just 6 days ago, with beautiful blue skies. Sadly the weather isn't being quite so kind now with damp, drizzly conditions and some low level mist. We can't see Mount Cook nor any of the other snow-topped peaks, but there was a little bl ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Franz Josef 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
A long-awaited journey that will take us first to Singapore before spending a few nights with friends in the Blue Mountains behind Sydney Australia. Then to New Zealand for 4 weeks of adventures, back to Australia for another month which will be split between seeing friends and exploring on our own. And finally a week in Thailand on the way home, mainly on Koh Samui with the last two days in Bangkok. Please read on to follow our travels!... full info