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  Borisborough

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"Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs." -Susan Sontag

  • 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, Amsterdam, Monte Carlo, Innsbruck, San Marino, Rome

    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, Venice

    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, the Colosseum, the Acropolis

    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, EPL Serie A and La Liga football, watching the All Blacks, whale-watching off Brisbane, Hua Shan plank walk, scuba diving in the Maldives

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

Latest Blog Entries

Travel Blogs Borisborough runs

  • Oman - Muscat and the Surrounding Area
  • Mt Eden - An Auckland 'Must Do'
  • Europe 2017/8 - Across the continent in 40 days

Trips

Trip Stats

2018 July Russia and the Baltics (7 new countries to come) (35172 kms)

12 Feb 2018 - 22 Jul 2018

Visiting: Russia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and New Zealand.

2018 Tonga (to come) (4005 kms)

30 Mar 2018 - 03 Apr 2018

Visiting: New Zealand and Tonga.

2017/18 Europe (42383 kms)

06 Dec 2017 - 17 Jan 2018

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

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.

» Ask Borisborough a question about North_East_Lincolnshire.

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!

» Ask Borisborough a question about New_Zealand.

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