Continent: Oceania  

Country: New Zealand  

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New Zealand: The Land of The Long White Cloud

January/February 2006

New Zealand: The Land of The Long White Cloud

In a state of complete mental exhaustion at the airport in Auckland, I refuse to believe what the voice at the other end of the telephone line is saying: "You wanna collect two motorbikes from us? Shipped from Australia, you say?" An ominous, long silence follows. "I'm afraid that there's no such thing here." Putting the phone down, I take a desperate look at the heap of luggage in front of me. There are four aluminum panniers, a heavy backpack, scattered spares including a brand-new exhaust pipe, two helmets and four used knobbies, which Jason, an Australian motocross enthusiast, had given to us as a present.
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New Zealand: Canyons and Water Crossings

November/December 2004

New Zealand: Canyons and Water Crossings

I don't like heights and what stood (actually, swung) between us and the other side of the 450-foot-deep canyon was a single-lane wooden suspension bridge that appeared to be doing the Mambo in the high wind. Ah, New Zealand, the land where bungee jumping originated, where some extreme Kiwis and tourists think nothing of jumping off of Auckland's 1,075-foot Sky Tower, the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere. But then again, none of them have made that drop astride a 650-pound motorcycle.
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