Steve B

Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Member since Nov 24, 2012
  • 57 trips
  • 1,153,185 kms travelled
  • 138 countries visited
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  • 90 guide edits
  • 4 blog entries
 

About @Borisborough

59 years old • Male • Mathematics Teacher

I'm a teacher in my late 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 travelling abroad at every opportunity.

  • Hobbies:

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

  • Favourite places:

    Cities: London, Paris, La Paz, Auckland, Beijing, Hiroshima, Sydney, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Monte Carlo, Innsbruck, San Marino, Rome, St Petersburg, Kiev, Buenos Aires

    Beaches: Cairns, Langkawi, Skiathos, East Portlemouth, Carbis Bay, Fort Myers, Ka’anapali, Oke Bay, Maho Beach

    Islands: Galapagos, Rottnest, Fitzroy, Sanibel, Curacao, Caye Caulker, Isla Solarte, Isla del Sol, Itsukushima, Venice, Maldives, Seychelles, St Lucia, St Vincent, Sint Maarten

    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, Erta Ale, Iguazu Falls

    Man-made Wonders: Machu Picchu, Tikal, Chichen Itza, Karnak, Angkor Wat, the Pyramids at Giza and Meroe, Petra, Tiger's Nest, Palmyra, Christ the Redeemer

    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, the Colosseum, the Acropolis, Dome of the Rock, Church of Mary Magdalene Jerusalem, the Kremlin, St Basil's, Victoria Memorial

    Experiences: Summiting Kilimanjaro, swimming with whale sharks in the Philippines, snorkelling with the hammerheads in the Galapagos Islands, the Wagah Border Ceremony, meeting the gorillas in Bwindi, dodging an elephant charge in Botswana, meeting the quokkas on Rottnest, World Cup EPL Serie A Brasileirão and La Liga football, watching the All Blacks and the British Lions, whale-watching off Brisbane, Hua Shan plank walk, scuba diving in the Maldives, visiting the Chernobyl exclusion zone

    Must do: Antarctica, Niagara Falls, Iceland, Auschwitz, New York City, Madagascar, Canada (anywhere in Canada!)

Trips

2023 April Caucasus

06 Apr 2023 - 23 Apr 2023 • 32,887 kms

New Zealand United Arab Emirates Azerbaijan Georgia Armenia

2022-3 Central Europe

08 Dec 2022 - 21 Jan 2023 • 5,006 kms

United Kingdom Germany Poland Czech Republic Slovakia Hungary Slovenia Croatia Serbia Bosnia And Herzegovina Montenegro Albania Kosovo Macedonia Bulgaria Romania Moldova

2022 After Covid - Fiji!

10 Jul 2022 - 18 Jul 2022 • 4,293 kms

New Zealand Fiji

Latest Blog Entries

Travel Blogs Borisborough runs

Travel Help

North East Lincolnshire

Since there's nobody else, I can help out here, I was born in Cleethorpes and lived there for much of my first forty years. I return sporadically.

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Oceania

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.

New Zealand

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!

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