Category Archives: Map

The Map of our Trip

Because I like maps, I want to share our map with you.  And I want to try something different.  So here is the map of our trip.  Four months in New Zealand in one image.  It’s a real live Google … Continue reading

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Goodbye South Island

Two months and it’s time to go!  We’ve seen a lot, but there’s so much more that we didn’t see.  That’s always the case, though.  We barely touched the West Coast because of the weather back in early December.  It … Continue reading

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Where New Zealand almost became French

New Zealand hasn’t been peopled all that long.  There’s quite a lot of debate about actually how long.  There is some understanding that the first arrivals of Polynesians was in the 13th century.  These early settlers developed in to the … Continue reading

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Choosing a Route

[Don’t worry, photos and stories from the Sacred Valley will be coming soon. Or eventually.] After leaving the Sacred Valley, we had worked out what looked to be a very interesting route through Peru’s Southern Highlands. Dirt roads, spectacular scenery, … Continue reading

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Gaining Elevation

After leaving the Jesuit Mission Circuit, we were getting closer to gaining altitude and beating the heat.  But first, a spin through Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia’s largest city and one of the fastest growing cities in the world. … Continue reading

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Heading West

Brazil is a very big country, and as we head west, we are looking for interesting spots to break up our journey.  Heading west from Brasilia, that meant stopping in two historic towns, Pirenopolis and Goias.  Here are some images … Continue reading

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The Beach

Brazil is known for fabulous beaches, and we wanted to take advantage of this.  Our plan, as much as we ever have one, was to head north along the coast until we found a place to hang out and enjoy … Continue reading

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