Straying from the Flock: Travels in New Zealandby Alexander Elder
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
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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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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Elder reports on his personal journey through the length of New Zealand plus a week in Australia. Because it is written more like a diary than a usual travelogue, the reader learns as much about Elder as she does about New Zealand, which turns out to be fun. He travels without a set schedule, making reservations at farmstays and homestays only a day or two ahead. He writes well and without reservation, including interesting bits of history and personal opinion as well as details about sightseeing, culture, and people. I highly recommend this book to anyone planning to visit New Zealand or wanting to get a glimpse of its culture.