Monday, July 31, 2017

New Zealand Trip: Day 6 Mt Cook > Blue Lagoon >Tasman Glacier >Twizel> Wanaka

New Zealand is a peaceful country
especially in south island 
You can't see much people walking around at here
Since it is a must take picture on the road
(as I saw many travellers did that)
so I m took a picture on the road with the mountain too

On the way to Tasman Glacier in this early morning is a great moment to take picture
as NO CAR and NO HUMAN around
Let me tell you,
MT COOK is the best scenery ever among the whole journey in NZ
Mt Cook is a must visit place if you come to NZ

Look at my background,
The view is super great !

Never missed to take Family Picture too
By the way, that day was minus 2 degree celsius only at 7am morning
and we took picture like this in such freezing weather. XD

There is no one else hiking at here except us
Guess was because of too early in the morning
or else was because of the weather was too cold
But we were traveller, time is gold,
so we have to hike following our itinerary

It took 20 minutes of stairs climb to reach Blue Lagoon
I can't see any blue here but the lake was freeze to an ice rink area
and it was green in color.

By the way, never regret to come here as this was our first time experience the lake freeze to ice rink 
and we did stepped on it,

Then we continued to climb the stairs
and we realised that we were at super high altitude of the hill that time

I took this picture when I was climbing up the stairs to Tasman Glacier.
Looking back the lake we used to step just now
such an amazing view from the point I stand on.


To reach Tasman Glacier,
it took another 20 minutes to reach the peak point
and yes, we reached.

Let me show my pictures of that day with the amazing background view at Tasman Glacier
forgiving me for posting so much pictures. hehe

Leaving Mt Cook at 10am and heading to Wanaka for our next stay to visit.
I felt so regret that I should stay one more night at Mt Cook 
as Mt Cook is the most beautiful places I have been visited so far in NZ.
The sky was crystal clear that day and no more foggy weather after this 

From Mt Cook to Wanaka took around 2.5 hours of road journey to reach
and we have stopped by at Twizel town to have a quick lunch before we continue our journey

Twizel is a super small town and the population even smaller than Geraldine
I don't understand how the restaurant's gain their profit as there was no customer at all
at this peak hour lunch time 

We have entered a restaurant which selling Thai food and Western food as well
since we miss Asia food,
My mom and I have ordered a bowl of Tomyam soup and a plate of fried rice for sharing
But don't expect the taste can be compared with Malaysia one
as the western people does not eat too spicy 

My aunts ordered Pizza and they said it taste delicious.
well i guessed so, 
pizza always taste the best in western country 
as that is the place where it came from. XD

We even passed by HIGH COUNTRY SALMON
 where they sell salmon fish like supermarket did
and they even serve customer food too like a restaurant did.
The price of the salmon is super cheap indeed.
I mean, you can't find such a cheap price to get a fresh salmon in Malaysia.

The salmon fishes
The cheapest price of a box of salmon inside a tupperware cost NZD8.99
and the tupperware size consider big u know.

Walking through another door is an outdoor area where the lake was full of salmon fishes
They even provide the food for us to let us feed the salmon fishes
and the salmon fishes were too aggressive on competing the food
They even jumped out from the water and we nearly get wet because of them 
Sounds interesting ? and yes it did. 

We even passed by a farm where they feed Alpaca
It is hard to find Alpaca in NZ as we saw sheep and cows repeatedly but not Alpaca.
So we decided to stop our car and took picture with them.

2.5 hours journey is short for us as we kept stop by some areas for sightseeing and photo taking session
We checked in our homestay in Wanaka at about 4pm 
We were like, oh yes, we have our own apartment to stay, yeah !

The apartment is very new indeed, 
the bed is so clean and they even provide heater within each bed 
There was 2 bathrooms, 4 single beds and 1 queen bed in 2 bedrooms, 
The only issue we worry about was the glass door is straight exposed to the main road area
meaning to say, there are no fence for this house, 
outside people can come in just like this straight away if we left the glass panel door open.
But we believe NZ is a safe country even though we lock the glass panel still XD

Crn Macpherson Street & SH84, 9305 Wanaka, New Zealand 

Since the receptionist of the apartment told us that there was a market today in Wanaka and will be closing soon at the evening, we drove to the town area and had a visit of this market.

Seriously, it's been quite some days we never see so much people
Wanaka population is consider big as we see humans everywhere at here
and yes this place is quite happening and lovely.

You know, their western market is totally different with what we expected
We always expect market is a place that sells cheap food and vegetables or fruits
But we were wrong when we saw this market. 
They were selling soap, detergent, their handcraft, simple soup set with bread and others,
their price is selling higher than in the shop one, 
the people who queuing to buy is not much either

We had bought bread and soup for sharing,
the bread taste delicious ! 
Waited for around 10 minutes for this bread to be done from the oven
The size is quite large too.

Having my soup to warm up my stomach

Our dinner today is quite awesome too,
chinese traditional pan mee match with salmon and fruits
and wine too !
I fried two eggs for myself as my dinner too as I can't eat the salmon (vegetarian)

fried egg with rosemary herbs and spices

Our living room and kitchen of the apartment
and my lovely uncle too.

Okay, that's how my Day 6 been through in NZ
stay tuned for my Day 7 ya. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New Zealand Trip: Day 5 Lake Tekapo> Lake Pukaki> Mt Cook

Before starting my Day 5 NZ post, let me offer you guys an epic picture which I took in Mt Cook
The Jumping Girl 
It is not easy to take this kind of picture and the photographer need to take this picture with correct timing when I jump, so usually he count 1,2,3 and I jump
So proud of myself that I able to take this pic successfully within 2 minutes

The morning weather in Lake Tekapo is pretty awesome
The view is mesmerising and the sun rise is matching the scenery
Best match ever.

The cars outside our hostel was covered with ice flakes as last night temperature was minus 4 degree celsius, and the ground was so slippery as even the road also covered with ice flakes.

Morning view outside from our YHA hostel in Lake Tekapo
Look at the road, it was freezed and formed ice flakes too.

Taking picture with our YHA signboard before heading to Mt Cook.

We visited the Church of Good of Shepherd again before we leave
since we can't take any nice picture the day before as we were freezing in cold
and we did not wear sufficient of inner wears yesterday
so today we came again and we wore thicker this time haha

From Lake Tekapo to Mt cook need around 1 hour of driving journey
and along the road,
I believe the certain area was at higher altitude,
that's why the trees and grass was freezed in white color !

We reached Lake Pukaki before we reach Mt Cook,
and we can't see the lake at all as the fog was terribly huge that day,
we can't even see the quarter part of the lake at all
and if someone run into the fog , 
I think that someone don't even know it was a cliff and will fall into the lake.
sounds dangerous but is a fact.

No doubt that the bushes and the flowers were frozen into ice 
What a new thing for me to see. 
The frozen bushes look pretty, don't u agree?

When reaching Mt Cook, the view became clear again
and the mountains were surrounding us when we drove along the road.
U definitely cant see this view in Asia country

The trees, the color of the trees, the mountains
all only can be seen in western country I guess

Seriously, Mt Cook has 2 different area 
Franz Joseph is another way which need 5 hours to reach but still called to be inside Mt Cook Area
The main issue is just because separated by the mountains,
that's why we can't passed through to another side of the Mt Cook

Before you reach here, make sure you buy sufficient of food or else you will get starved
or you have to buy the food with limited choice.
Thank god our YHA stay sells limited choice of groceries which available for us to cook rice for dinner else we have no idea what we gonna eat for our dinner that night.

The map of MT COOK,
you can find that there are many mountains for us to trek on
depends how many hours you want 

The Mt Cook Village Map
is a super small village which full of hostels and hotels
Remember to buy your groceries before you come here.

Our YHA Hostel Kitchen

Our lunch that day - MAGGI MEE
We never expect Mt Cook don't have grocery shop or supermarket
so we din buy much grocery before we came.
Thank god we have Maggi mee.

Everywhere surrounding us was the white mountains,
the most sweet thing is, once you open your eyes early in the morning
you look through the window from your room,
I was like I m the most lucky girl in the world.
Asians like to take picture with the snow,
I don't know why,
even myself also did that hahahaa

There are so many types of bush walk in Mt Cook for you to have a short trek
We choose the shortest time of bush walk, which take 20 mins only

10 mins after , we reached another side of the entrance 
and we saw this significant of view
trust me
you will just scream at the mountains WOW 

I felt proud of myself by taking this picture 
Look at my mom 
I told her to pose like this XD

Girls picture with my family <3 p="">

By the way, you might curious about how I m going to settle for our dinner
well let me tell you before I called an end of this post of Day 5 in NZ

We thank god that YHA did sell rice, eggs and canned beans
the rice is sell by per cup
so u not need worry that you can't finish it for the following days
My family bought salmon at Lake Pukaki there
Lake Pukaki did sell fresh salmon with cheap price
so they have their dinner with beans and salmon
while I had my egg and beans as well
that's how we settle our dinner in minus 2 degree celsius of that night

YHA is quite awesome to stay
especially when you saw a bunch of people who don't know each other sat
at the living room and they talked together
one of them playing guitar and sang a song,
the scenario was so warm and lovely you know
That's what I love most in western country

I think that's all for my Day 5 Post,
still got 6 post to go
Please stay tuned yo ~!

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