A quick visit to China enabled me to fulfil a trifecta of Tiananman Square, the Forbidden City and, of course, the Great Wall.
I’ll start this blog with a brief confession. I’m a bit of a petrolhead. I’ve owned 12* cars myself (starting with a Triumph Spitfire that used to have a small problem with it’s steering wheel. And by “small” problem, I mean it was forever falling off as I was driving – not an ideal attribute … Continue reading Holden Commodore VF2 Redline – they saved the best till last!
It has to be said that if you don’t have Bora Bora on your bucket list, you need to move something off of it and put it on. I’ve been to a number of the Pacific Islands and Bora Bora easily surpasses all of them for beauty, cleanliness and for what I can only describe as pristine turquoise waters. And believe me, my description does nothing to describe the genuine beauty of those waters. It really needs to be seen to be believed.
While there are definitely issues living on an island that’s earned its place on the planet as a direct result of tectonic activity, there are also advantages for those very same reasons.
The Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed one day walk is one of the advantages. If you’re reasonably fit and want to take in some stunning volcanic vistas, you should take the time to do it. It’s not noted as New Zealand’s best one day walk by accident.