Straying from the Flock: Travels in New Zealand (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, May 20, 2005 - Travel - 288 pages
13 Reviews
An illuminating road trip through the history, life, and attractions of one of the most beautiful countries in the southern hemisphere
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.

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User Review  - Donna Braff - Goodreads

Great book and well written!!! I love books that are based on a person's adventures/experiences. I found myself living vicariously through the author, and looking forward to the day I can visit New Zealand. I highly recommend this book! Read full review

Review: Straying from the Flock: Travels in New Zealand

User Review  - Vicki - Goodreads

Its kind of condescending and using real names of real people is not so nice. Read full review

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Your Ticket to New Zealand
Section 1 The Far End of the Earth
Section 2 The South Island
Section 3 Australia
Section 4 The North Island
Section 5 Cook Islands Goodbye New Zealand
Section 6 The Practical Traveler

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Page iv - The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to behold the hundred universes that each of them beholds, that each of them is; and this we can contrive with an Elstir, with a Vinteuil; with men like these we do really fly from star to star.
Page x - Zealand has had universal adult suffrage since 1 893, having been the first country in the world to give women the right to vote.

About the author (2005)

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

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