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"They say travel broadens the mind; but you must have the mind." - GK Chesterton

  • Full Name: Steve B ( 54 / Male )
  • Lives In: Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Citizenship: New Zealand
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Occupation: Mathematics Teacher
  • About Borisborough:

    I'm a teacher in my mid-fifties. After holidaying in Britain for many years (Kent, Devon, Cornwall) we started travelling abroad in the mid 1990s. We emigrated to New Zealand in 2004 and since then we've started visiting the world.

  • Hobbies:

    Football, travel, trivia, photography, cryptic crosswords, beer.

  • Favourite places:

    Cities: London, Paris, La Paz, Auckland, Beijing, Hiroshima, Sydney, Edinburgh

    Beaches: Cairns, Langkawi, Skiathos, East Portlemouth, Carbis Bay, Fort Myers, Ka’anapali, The Maldives

    Islands: Galapagos, Rottness, Fitzroy, Sanibel, Curacao, Caye Caulker, Isla Solarte, Isla del Sol, Itsukushima

    Wildlife: Galapagos, Tanzania, Borneo, Sri Lanka, Australia, Uganda

    Natural Wonders: Grand Canyon, Canaima & Angel Falls, Salar de Uyuni, the Amazon, Mt Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater, Victoria Falls, the Himalayas, Halong Bay, Mt Fuji, Uluru & Kata Tjuta, Tongariro

    Man-made Wonders: Machu Picchu, Tikal, Chichen Itza, Karnak, Angkor Wat

    Buildings: Burj Khalifa, Sydney Opera House, Shewadagon Pagoda, Taj Mahal, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, the Palace of Westminster, the Forbidden City

    Experiences: Summiting Kilimanjaro, swimming with whale sharks in the Philippines, the Wagah Border Ceremony, meeting the gorillas in Bwindi, dodging an elephant charge in Botswana, English premier league football, watching the All Blacks, whale-watching off Brisbane, Hua Shan plank walk

    Must do: the Pyramids, the Coliseum, Antarctica, Iguazu Falls, Niagara Falls, Iceland, Red Square, New York City, Madagascar

Latest Blog Entries

Travel Blogs Borisborough runs

  • Oman - Muscat and the Surrounding Area
  • Mt Eden - An Auckland 'Must Do'


Trip Stats

2017/18 Europe (to come - 10 new countries) (42213 kms)

06 Dec 2017 - 16 Jan 2018

Visiting: New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, England, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Monaco, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Greece and Turkey.

2017 July Maldives (24494 kms)

08 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017

Visiting: New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia and Maldives Republic.

2017 April Middle East (32535 kms)

12 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017

Visiting: New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman.

Travel Help


I emigrated to New Zealand from the UK in 2004. I am now a New Zealand citizen (as well as retaining my British nationality) so I have been through the hoops of working visas, permanent residency and citizenship. I live in the Auckland suburb of Mt Eden and I passionately believe that Auckland really is one of the most livable cities in the world. I have toured much of the North Island although I've only really been to Nelson in the South Island. I have visited many cities in Australia including Sydney, Cairns, Yulara (for Uluru), Darwin, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne

» Ask Borisborough a question about Oceania.


I have lived and worked in Auckland since emigrating from the UK over twelve years ago. I am the proud owner of a New Zealand passport (although I still have my British one too) and I've been through the whole immigration thing - work visa, medical, NZQA accreditation, permanent residency, citizenship. I know the Auckland area very well and I have toured the North Island visiting most tourist places (and many non-tourist places too). I can't say the same about the South Island - I've been to Nelson for a few days!

» Ask Borisborough a question about New_Zealand.

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