Straying from the FlockTravels in New Zealand
An illuminating road trip through the history, life, and attractions of one of the most beautiful countries in the southern hemisphere<br /> The beauty and grandeur of New Zealand has captured the imagination of movie-goers over the past couple of years, and the country is a dream destination for many around the world. Straying from the Flock is an intimate and personal account of one passionate traveler's visit to this incredible country, its mountains and beaches, fjords, rainforests, vineyards, and hidden eateries. Each of the fifty chapters describes one day in his travels-fishing, flying, cattle herding, befriending locals at every turn. Filled with colorful stories and memorable personalities, the book not only describes the trip of a lifetime, but captures a life-altering experience for its writer. From mountains and rainforests to cities and beaches, Straying from the Flock is both a moving memoir and personal travel guide to this amazing country.
<p>Your Ticket to New Zealand xi</p> <p><b>Section 1 The Far End of the Earth 1</b></p> <p>1 Travel without Reservations 5</p> <p>2 Across the Ocean from the South Pole 6</p> <p><b>Section 2 The South Island 13</b></p> <p>3 The Wrong Side of the Road 15</p> <p>4 Penguins, Pints and Pioneers 19</p> <p>5 A Hot Tub for Sea Lions 23</p> <p>6 Stern Scotch Presbyterians 26</p> <p>7 Ski Trails above the Clouds 30</p> <p>8 Extreme Sports 33</p> <p>9 Skid and Tow 37</p> <p>10 Paddling under the Glaciers 40</p> <p>11 Crampons and Crevasses 43</p> <p>12 Across the Southern Alps 48</p> <p>13 Heli-skiing? Heli-no! 54</p> <p>14 Mountain Rescue 61</p> <p>15 The Country of Second Sons 65</p> <p>16 A Flying Shepherd 70</p> <p>17 Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience 77</p> <p>18 Bad Girls’ Guide to Wine 80</p> <p>19 Meeting Captain Cook 83</p> <p>20 Above Murderers’ Bay 90</p> <p>21 The Emperor of New Zealand 95</p> <p>22 The Cat across Cook Strait 99</p> <p>23 Once-in-2,000-Years Earthquake 104</p> <p>24 Sherry with a Painter 110</p> <p><b>Section 3 Australia 115</b></p> <p>25 Swim in an Anti-Shark Cage 117</p> <p>26 Parfume Downwind 122</p> <p>27 An Esky Party 123</p> <p>28 The Stolen Generation 125</p> <p>29 Directions for a Hanging 127</p> <p>30 I’ll be Buggered 129</p> <p>31 The Best Brains of All Fish 130</p> <p><b>Section 4 The North Island 135</b></p> <p>32 Prawn Sambal from KL 137</p> <p>33 81 Sheep an Hour 139</p> <p>34 Biblical High Tech 143</p> <p>35 The Maori and the Mongrel Mob 148</p> <p>36 A Knife for a Captain Cooker 154</p> <p>37 The Rules for Whale Encounters 161</p> <p>38 Fight or Be Cooked 168</p> <p>39 Between the Dolphins and the Gannets 175</p> <p>40 Thrown Out for Misconduct 182</p> <p>41 A Blue Electric Charge 187</p> <p>42 A Farmer and a Scholar 194</p> <p>43 Where the Queen of England Goes to Fish 200</p> <p>44 The Polynesian Spa 206</p> <p>45 How to Catch a Barracuda 210</p> <p>46 Stud Lambs Get Crotchety 215</p> <p>47 The City of Sails 224</p> <p>48 A Stack of Sheepskins 226</p> <p>49 A Tunnel through a Fishtank 230</p> <p><b>Section 5 Cook Islands / Goodbye New Zealand 235</b></p> <p>50 Writing in Rarotonga 239</p> <p>51 Goodbye New Zealand 248</p> <p><b>Section 6 The Practical Traveler 251</b></p> <p>Favorite Places 255</p> <p>Favorite Guides 259</p> <p>Background Reading 261</p> <p>Practical Books and Web Sites 263</p> <p>Bring with You 265</p> <p>Flying in the Front of the Plane 267</p> <p>Overcoming Jet Lag 271</p> <p>Recipes 273</p> <p>Acknowledgments 275</p>
DR. ALEXANDER ELDER is a professional trader, an expert in technical analysis, and a practicing psychiatrist. He is the founder of Financial Trading Inc., a firm that provides intensive training camps for traders worldwide. His two previous books went on to become international bestsellers: Trading for a Living (Wiley) was translated into nine languages, and Come Into My Trading Room (Wiley) was named a 2003 Book of the Year by Barron's. To see Dr. Elder's snapshots from his New Zealand journey please visit www.elder.com/nz.
Straying from the Flock <p>The beauty and grandeur of New Zealand have captured the imagination of countless people—making it a dream destination for many around the world.</p> <p>In Straying from the Flock, Dr. Alexander Elder offers an intimate and personal account of his visit to this incredible country—elegantly detailing its mountains and beaches, fjords and rainforests, vineyards, and hidden eateries.</p> <p>Filled with colorful stories and memorable personalities, each chapter of this book describes one day in the life of this passionate traveler, as he experiences the history, culture, and attractions of one of the most beautiful countries in the Southern Hemisphere.</p> <p>Both a moving memoir and personal travel guide to this amazing country, Straying from the Flock offers an inspiring look at the trip of a lifetime.</p>
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