A Maverick Inuit Way and the Vikings is the seventh in a series of historically and politically-themed travel memoirs by Mary Jane Walker. It describes her travels in Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Finland and the Orkneys, Shetlands and other formerly Norse islands of Scotland. Mary Jane reflects on the cities and wilderness regions, and on the emergence of a new Cold War on the Baltic Sea.
Just north-east of Auckland, New Zealand, lies the sanctuary island of Tiritiri Matangi, a high-value scientific reserve that is home to some of the rarest and weirdest creatures on the planet such as the kiwi and the tuatara. And yet you can go there, and even stay overnight. I went there for the most recent time in May 2019. Tripadvisor has awarded Tiritiri Matangi its Certificate of Excellence and, as of the date of publication, rates it at #2 out of 208 things to do in central Auckland!Continue readingView more blog posts
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