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Welcome to my personal travel journal! If you don't know me, that's OK! I hope you'll enjoy reading about some of my adventures and misadventures, and hopefully learn something new about a corner of the world.

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2015-10-06: Day 8 of Niue in 2011.
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Saturday, July 2, 2011


Waiheke Island in Hauraki Gulf. Officially part of Auckland, it is the third most populated island in New Zealand after the north and south islands, with a population of over 8000. Since there is no water utilities of the island, the residents rely on cisterns filled with rainwater and supplemented by two wells in droughts.