Friday, September 25, 2015

Travelling around South Island NZ

Friday, September 25, 2015
I don't have any solid plan for the trip actually before I start. I decided to go free and easy. Worrying too much bout budget and time limit just give me more headache. Haha. I'm not sure how much I've spend at the moment, but I estimate it should be within my budget as of now. I'll just calculate it after I go back to Opotiki :)

Well, so far so good for my trip. From Queenstown to Wanaka, then to Franz Josef and now to Hokitika. It's the 12th day since I left Opotiki. My further journey had just been decided. After Hokitika will be Christchurch by catching the Transalpine train in Greymouth. Then go up north to Kaikoura and to Picton.  Have to give up Lake Tekapo, all accomodations are full till mid October. Kinda disappointing. From Picton, catch a ferry to Wellington, then through Northern Explorer train to Hamilton and finally, back to Opotiki. Hopefully I'm able to take some unique photos using my xperia Z3C. Hoho~
Some people had been asking me why travelling alone. I guess, it depends on the person him/herself. I do meet quite alot of solo travellers (although I didn't actually speak with them). For me, solo travelling gives me more time to recall my past, and think of my future. I wont get stressed by a travel partner, and best thing is, I can do whatever and go to wherever I want. Of course, there's pros and cons to it. 
Travelling around by bus can be tiring. Long hours of travel, but it's one of the best way to observe the changing landscape in South Island. 
The moment when everyone wanting to capture the perfect picture....

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Change of plan

Sunday, September 6, 2015
Alright. I need to revamp my whole plan. After some calculation and budget setting, the original plan will take more than a month and cost around NZD3k. Looks like i need to let go some of the places... argh.
For sure i will go to Milford Sound, which means i will need to go to Queenstown. Hmm....first will reach there by plane.. then bus to wanaka, and then Lake Tekapo? Then to Christchurch, travel to Greymouth by kiwirail then back to Christchurch.. then through kiwirail again to Picton, ferry to Wellington, and lastly kiwirail to either Auckland or Hamilton... travel by train all the way~
Might as well leave some regrets here so i'll come back again to nz in the future. Haha.
Submitted for my working holiday visa extension. Now waiting for response and get my passport back before going for my solo travel...
Somehow, i'm looking forward to go back home... i already have my future plan set... i must get the cert within 2yrs... job wise, i will try to get into investment line. Will still accept accounting job, but only in large companies with potential job advancement.

Dayoff. Relaxing by the riverside in Opotiki

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