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.
The Catlins is a part of New Zealand visited by few, yet full of wonders, including a forest that has changed little since the Jurassic era. The forest stands next to its fossilised predecessor at Curio Bay, where the rare hoiho or yellow-eyed penguin also breeds. Travelling to the Catlins is like travelling back in time, not just to a more unspoilt era but also because there isn't much tourist traffic compared to resorts like Queenstown.Continue readingView more blog posts
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