Some of you may already know that I am gearing up towards the trip of a lifetime. I am heading to New Zealand early next year. What had been a dream for a long time is becoming increasingly real at this stage. While I am a fairly relaxed traveller who is happy to just follow the flow and to spontaneously change plans, the trip for me already starts with the planning. To that end I have started a blog in which I am chronicling the run-up to the trip, but which also serves as my online notebook that records the things that I would like to do and see in NZ. I’d be delighted if you followed me over there – and if you have tips and ideas, please comment and let me know. All info welcome.
The blog Off2NewZealand launched in August, but since there wasn’t much content there, I hadn’t yet publicized it. There are only ten posts in total, yet, so you can easily catch up 🙂 But as a teaser, I am giving you this post from last week which you might be interested in…
Was perusing my wonderful wall map of NZ when I nearly choked on my swig of tea. There is a town called GISBORNE on the North Island!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why has no one told me that before? I am *so* going there! My travel companion will have to bite the bullet – or we’ll split up for that leg of the journey, but as a self-confessed Guy of Gisborne-fan I just can’t let this opportunity pass.
For those not in the know: Guy of Gisborne is Robin Hood’s nemesis in the old legend of the noble outlaw. In the latest BBC version of Robin Hood, Guy of Gisborne was played by Richard Armitage, who now holds his own special connection with NZ due to his extended residence there while filming The Hobbit trilogy.
*So* marked on the map: