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.

Recent updates:
2015-10-06: Day 8 of Niue in 2011.
2015-10-05: Day 7 of Niue in 2011.
2015-09-29: Day 6 of Niue in 2011.

For list of trips, see TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Models of a more traditional marae and storehouse. Each Maori community and many large organizations in New Zealand, such as universities and even some churches, have a marae, which is used as a community meeting place. In Maori communities, the marae is often used for formal ceremonies.