Steve B

Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand


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  • Member since Nov 24, 2012
  • 60 trips
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About @Borisborough

60 years old • Male • Mathematics Teacher

I'm a teacher almost in my sixties. After holidaying in Britain for many years (Kent, Devon, Cornwall) I started travelling abroad in the mid 1990s with my immediate family. We emigrated to New Zealand in 2004 and since then we started travelling abroad at every opportunity. Now I've got to get used to travelling solo.

  • 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, Dubrovnik

    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, Auschwitz & Birkenau.

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


2024 April Saudi Arabia

12 Apr 2024 - 28 Apr 2024 • 31,781 kms

New Zealand United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia

2023-24 Iberia and Morocco Dec23/Jan24

28 Nov 2023 - 22 Jan 2024 • 33,054 kms

New Zealand United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Morocco Spain Gibraltar Portugal Andorra Malta Turkey

2023 Oct Melbourne McCartney

20 Oct 2023 - 23 Oct 2023 • 5,245 kms

New Zealand Australia

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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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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

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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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