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... people, some good, some bad. The generosity and the hospitality of some has at times been overwhelming. I've been asked before 'why do I travel so much?' Or 'what do I do when I'm travelling?'. I hope that this blog has given an insight into life on the road and given inspiration to any one thinking of heading off on a trip. The uncertainty of any trip is part of the fun. As I've said before, each border crossing offers something new, new faces, sights, ...
... forest. We walked for just under 2 hours and ended up at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is New Zealand's most important historic site (so it says on the brochure). We saw where the Maori chiefs signed the Treaty, outside the Treaty House and then went into the carved meeting house which was filled with wooden carvings of, mainly, people sticking their tongues out. We then walked around the grounds which overlooked the Bay of Islands and saw the worlds ...
... 8217;t use wifi in Starbucks unless you have a Chinese phone number
The government has blocked or delayed overseas internet sites - Google is unworkable!
The Yantze river is totally polluted
The Chinese produced as much concrete in the last three years as the USA did in the previous hundred
The Chinese-made Mercedes Benz’ are recognised as the world’s finest production cars
No one follows you around – I could walk anywhere ...
... things out such as money, vehicle, camping stuff etc... What was most astonishing was the amount of Asian and Indian food outlets. Maggie lives in Mount Eden, a volcanic hill south of the harbour. In close proximity to her street is a mass of restaurants serving totally authentic Chinese food. We regaled on dumplings, soups and wonderful dishes. Then a short distance away all was repeated with Indian food and we had ...
... with ANYONE! But, we made it,....She said again tonight that she wouldn't have wanted to do this trip with 'anyone else'. I take that as a pretty large compliment. Thanks Ade,......for that, and for suggesting we do New Zealand, ohhhh so many months ago, in that small town in Turkey. This clicks off country number '55' for me........... And I'm just gettin' STARTED!
Honey, leave the light on for me,.....I'll be home soon. Love to everyone,