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Travel talk from around the world and especially my home - New Zealand



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I can’t even say I’m a cuckoo in this international nest – after all, a cuckoo is at least another bird – I feel like a completely alien species. I’ve read the Steve Braunias book ‘How to Watch a Bird’ so was sure I was well-prepare...

‘New York, New York – so good they named it twice and, despite that, I do have fears. I’m told, ‘The Big Apple is full of crime; they won’t help you if you fall over; don’t travel by the subway,’ warnings, often given by American pe...

In the middle of Wellington Harbour, New Zealand, is a fabulous island. Easy to visit, by the Dom Post Ferry, I have been there quite often and have even stayed overnight a few times. Matiu Somes Island is a predator-free scientific and historic rese...

A reunion of our trip to Xiamen, China earlier this year. See some of my many blogs about our exploring.  Wonder if there will be another one … Filed under: travel Tagged: Food, sister city, Wellington, Xiamen...

Last week I blogged about the tulou I visited: here is a 25 picture slide show from the area.  So this is the Nanjing Tulou area and Yun Shui Yao village. Enjoy🙂Filed under: travel Tagged: #travelTuesday, China, Fujian, nanjing tulou, Photos, Tul...

During my trip to Fujian province in China we visited the Nanjing tulou area which I found absolutely fascinating. Built between the 12th and 20th centuries these earthen buildings are unique to the Hakka people in the mountainous areas of south-east...

What is ecotourism?

on Oct 31, 2016 in: Photos, travel, Books

Not everyone can travel. Living in New Zealand means we have a better chance than many. We have a far higher rate of people with passports than most countries, and countries which are poorer are much more likely to be visited than to produce travell...