Straying from the Flock: Travels in New Zealand

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 8, 2010 - Travel - 288 pages
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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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A Poignant Portrait of a Tourist, a Country and its People I have to admit; this book is not what I expected. Dr. Alexander Elder contacted me earlier this month and asked if I might be interested in ... Read full review

Contents

Ski Trails above the Clouds
1
Extreme Sports
4
Skid and
7
Paddling under the Glaciers
10
Crampons and Crevasses
11
Across the Southern Alps
12
Heliskiing? Hellno Chapter 14 Mountain Rescue
14
The Country of Second Sons
15
Directions for a Hangi_ng Chapter 30 Ill be Buggered Chapter 31 The Best Brains of All Fish
31
The North Island
31
Prawn Sambal from KL Chapter 33 81 Sheep an Hour
33
Biblical High Tech
34
The Maori and the Mongrel
A Knife for a Captain Cooker
The Rules for Whale Encounters
Fight or Be Cooked

A Flying Shepherd
16
Poverty Chastity and Obedience
17
Bad Girls Guide to Wine
17
Meeting Captain Cook
19
Above Murderers
20
The Emperor of New Zealand
21
The Cat across Cook Strait
22
Cha ter 23 Oncein2 OOOYears Earth uake pter 24 Sherry with a Painter
23
Australia
24
Swim in an AntiShark Cage
25
Parfume Downwind
26
An Esky Party
27
The Stolen Generation
28
Between the Dolphins and the Gannets
Thrown Out for Misconduct
A Blue Electric Charge
A Farmer and a Scholar
Cha ter 43 Where the ueen of En land Goes to Fish pter 44 The Polynesian
How to Catch a Barracuda
Stud Lambs Get Crotchety
The City of Sails
A Stack of Sheepskins
A Tunnel through a Fishtank
Cook Islands Goodbye New Zealand Chapter 50 Writing in Rarotonga Chapter 51 Goodbye New Zealand SECTION 6
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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.

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