Monthly archives: November 2007

Northland 4

Well been having a great old time up here in Northland. Spent first day here chillin and did a walk into Pahia along the coastal track. Then to Waitangi treaty house where important stuff happened back in the mists of time. Next day did a trip on the Dune Rider to the far north – Ninety Mile Beach, Cape Reinga, Tapotupotu bay, Manganoi world famous fish and chip shop (delicious!). […]

NZ the journey begins … 3

Good flight over from Tokyo. Got picked up from Auckland airport which was very nice indeed, then dropped off to ferry to spend weekend on Waiheke Island. Great place, beautiful beaches, great company, lots of drinking and other¬†merriment… Met a number of really cool local women and even had a go at golf (I was really crap – it’s suprisingly hard to hit the ball). After Waiheke, back to Auckland, […]

Tokyo Rocks!!

I am loving this place! (If you read last post, you`ll be pleased to know I worked out how to flush the loo in my hotel room!) Just coming to the end of a fun packed time in Tokyo en route to New Zealand. Made up for early night the next day with some serious pavement pounding checking out Tokyo`s green spaces. Starting with trip to Ueno Park – beautiful […]


So here I am in Tokyo where I`m stopping off for a few days en route to New Zealand. Slight scare on arrival as sniffer dog took an unhealthy interest in me and “reacted” to something in my bag. Customs officials were very nice about leading me off to a wee room and doing a thorough search of my carefully packed bag. Found nothing (of course – Iwouldn`t be that […]