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The Neglected North Island: New Zealand's other half

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A Maverick Traveller (Simplified Chinese Translation)

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A Maverick Traveller (Traditional Chinese Translation)

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The Scottish Isles: Shetlands, Orkneys and Hebrides (Part 1)

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Blog

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Around Mount Taranaki by the Southern Side

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April 14, 2021

The Around the Mountain Circuit turned into a bit of an epic for me! Read all about it, and see some amazing photos (I think) in my new blog post about Mount Taranaki, a mountain where the everyday does become an epic so easily.

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April 13, 2021

'The Town of Light': Reefton and the Kirwans Track

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April 11, 2021

There's more to Hanmer than Springs!

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April 1, 2021

The Paparoa Track

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About the Author

Mary Jane Walker is a writer of historically well-informed travel stories that come with an autobiographical flavour. Mary Jane is a solo woman traveller who travels with no plans, just using intuition. She suffered a tragedy in her personal life and sought refuge through hiking and travelling the world.

Mary Jane first experienced world travel in an unusual way, as part of the crew on a Chinese junk named La Dame de Canton, the first to be built in the old way in decades. La Dame sailed from Canton, now Guangzhou, to Paris.

After only six weeks on the boat, Mary Jane found herself in the US military base of Diego Garcia, in which the junk sought refuge with ripped sails and water contaminated by salt.

Just as in the old days of exploration by sail, the voyage took a couple of years to complete, with many stops along the way for fresh water and supplies, and, yes, for repairs as well.

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