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Calendar photo for the month: October 2018

Calendar photo for the month: October 2018

  The English New Zealand Calendar provides us with the calendar photo for the month October. The image is also included in the German Neuseeland Kalendar for November. I took this photo during my New Zealand adventure, which you can read more about here Memories of a rainy day The day started looking really good, the beautiful sunny weather allowed for a breakfast in the garden of our motel. Afterward, we spend some time sightseeing in Rotorua before we started

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Calendar Photo of the Month: November 2016

Calendar Photo of the Month: November 2016

  The calendar photo of this month is from the mountain Ruapehu in the Tongariro National Park in New Zealand. The name of the mountain means in English “Exploding hole” as it is actually an active stratovolcano of 2757 m (9177 feet) hight and is with that the highest point of the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui) of New Zealand (Aotearoa). The area is also known from the Lord of the Rings movies as Mordor. This photo is included in my

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New Zealand / Neuseeland Calendar for 2017 available now

New Zealand / Neuseeland Calendar for 2017 available now

Calendars with photos from my New Zealand bike adventure for 2017 are now available:   English calendar: English calendar – For more information click on the photo German calendar (Deutscher Kalender): Deutscher Kalender – Für mehr Informationen bitte auf das photo klicken These calendars are available in online bookstores as well as in your local bookstore (they might not have them in the store, but will be able to order them for you). To avoid confusion: I do not sell

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New Zealand Adventure: Tongariro National Park – Whanganui

New Zealand Adventure: Tongariro National Park – Whanganui

Friday, January 18, 2013 Founding of the Tongariro National Park The Tongariro National Park is an area that once belonged to the Ngāti Tūwharetoa tribe. But it became clear to their chief, Horonuku Te Heuheu, that the white man would not let the Māori tribe rule this area. New Zealanders also had been aware for some time that nature they once enjoyed had in great parts been destroyed already, and animals once local to this country, like the hula-bird, had

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