THERE ARE THESE THINGS IN LIFE THAT YOU HAVE TO CHECK OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST. I believe bungy jumping to be one of those cliché ones. To be honest, I am somewhat aroused by heights. The fear of death intertwined with the feeling of being on top of the world is extremely satisfying for me,…Read more Day 8 [Queenstown] Leap of Faith
SEVERAL DAYS INTO OUR JOURNEY AND WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING OUR PREDETERMINED ITINERARY RELIGIOUSLY. When we sat down reminiscing our trip thus far the day before, someone brought up the idea of visiting the southernmost tip of the island. "It will be a good boast, something to write into your blog," said Eric, wishing that…Read more Day 7 [Invercargill] A True Down-South Experience
THE 121KM MILFORD ROAD IS A BEAUTIFUL YET FOGGY JOURNEY TO THE FIORDS. Milford Sound and the entire Fiordland National Park is part of a World Heritage Site and is world-famous for its day trip cruises. When we drove through the Homer tunnel, the weather changed dramatically, and we were greeted with clear skies and…Read more Day 6 [Milford Sound] Sounds Cheeky
DAY 5 OF OUR NZ TRIP AND WE STARTED TO SENSE A RECURRING THEME IN OUR SCHEDULE. Long hours of driving, extended grocery shopping, team effort cooking and night under the stars. Breakfast is usually an "on sale" milk plus the cheapest cereal on the shelf. We then take turns driving, heading to our next…Read more Day 5 [Arrowtown, Te Anau] Yet Another Day of Travel
IT IS TRUE THAT YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, but you should know that you only die once too. "Do you know how many accidents occur during skydiving?" said Charles while looking at his Google hits, "At least 50 or more deaths a year!" he informed us. I felt a little anxious for him. Newly wed,…Read more Day 4 [Wanaka] You Only Live Once
JUST BY LOOKING AT ERIC'S PHOTOS FROM HIS EARLY MORNING PHOTO SHOOT, made me a believer. I have faith that today's the day we start to get priceless views. The skies cleared up and Lake Tekapo is now a sunny lake with a beautiful church. Due to minimal light pollution, the nearby Mount John operates…Read more Day 3 [Mount Cook] Well Worth The Wait/Walk
AFTER A DISAPPOINTING FIRST DAY, we managed to regain our high spirits for an adventure somewhere far from the Red Zone (at least far enough from the saddening views of half ruined buildings). Contrary to our wishes, the whole town was so devastated that most of its valuable sights are still surrounded by atrocious yellow…Read more Day 2 [Lake Tekapo] What’s With The Rain?