Home Now

I am home and feel very satisfied and content. This is a nice place to be after feeling so sad and unsatisfied after my trip in 2014. There is however a big gap now. I spent over a year planning this trip. My life was full of language classes, Italian movies and documentaries, working hard… Read More Home Now

Italy & New Zealand: Gemelli

This map from the 1919 Year Book shows where New Zealand would be situated if placed in the corresponding Northern Hemisphere latitude, but with east (instead of west) longitude. (http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/if-new-zealand-was-europe-map). They have a similar sized land mass, Italy 301,338 km², New Zealand, 268,021 km². Italy’s median latitude is 42 deg.N and New Zealand 42 deg.S.… Read More Italy & New Zealand: Gemelli

From the Old World to the New : Italian Immigration to New Zealand

New Zealand has a mapped and written history since around 1700 when the great explorers started sailing to the South Pacific. Prior to that Maori have occupied this land, Aotearoa, for at least 700 years, quite possibly longer. That is still only a maximum of 1000 years or less of human occupation.   The built… Read More From the Old World to the New : Italian Immigration to New Zealand