On Taupo Pond

Sucking the marrow out life isn’t quite as easy as it seems: “I once sat for a whole day fishing on New Zealand’s Lake Taupo, enjoying the sunshine and the superlative smoked salmon … pretending to be Ernest Hemingway … in a matter of minutes I had reeled in an 18in trout. He was beautiful.” Problem: “No sooner had the fish looked me in the eye, I wanted to be its friend … pass time together, talk about things in common … I threw him back in.”


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…