Borisborough

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"Delay and dirt are the realities of the most rewarding travel." - Paul Theroux

  • Full Name: Steve B ( 56 / 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 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

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

    Islands: Galapagos, Rottnest, Fitzroy, Sanibel, Curacao, Caye Caulker, Isla Solarte, Isla del Sol, Itsukushima, Venice, Maldives, Seychelles

    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

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

    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 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, Iguazu Falls (planned for December 2019), Niagara Falls, Iceland, New York City, Madagascar, Canada (anywhere in Canada!)

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2019 - 2020 South America & the Caribbean (38174 kms)

06 Dec 2019 - 22 Jan 2020

Visiting: New Zealand, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Sint Maarten, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Martinique, Dominica, Haiti and Jamaica.

2019 Lebanon, Syria & Cyprus July (34795 kms)

05 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019

Visiting: New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Syria and Cyprus.

2019 Bhutan April (24046 kms)

12 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019

Visiting: New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan and Thailand.

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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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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

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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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