Thursday, 4 July 2013

Wanaka-Christchurch (Day 9)

Today we were driving back to Christchurch via Canterbury plains. We made a few stops along the way, Wanaka > Lake Tekapo > Geraldine > Christchurch.

Total journey time from Wanaka to Christchurch is around 5 hours by car. So we left early that morning drove off to our first pit stop, ie Geraldine. We took the Inland Scenic Route 72 through to Geraldine and then Routes 79 and 8 to Lake Tekapo. We reached Christchurch about 3 p.m local time.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Wanaka (Day 8)

After 8 days of going around the South Island, travelling hundreds of metres, we decided to go somewhere close by. Where else, if not Wanaka itself. 

Wanaka offers some places of interes such as Transport & Toy Museum and Puzzling World. Puzzling World started out as just a single level maze in 1973, but over the years expanded to add overbridges to the maze design (thus creating the world's first 3-D maze), a large "puzzling café" where guests could try out several puzzles, five large rooms of optical illusions, the Leaning Tower of Wanaka (which has a backwards clock that was started on the eve of the new millennium) and other attractions (such as the Roman Bathrooms) that ascribe to their theme of "puzzling eccentricity". 

Transport & Toy Museum

There were a lot more toys and 'real' toys which would surprise you. See it for yourselves. Kids love them.

Wanaka-Jackson Bay-Haast(Day 7)

Today, sight seeing again....From Wanaka to Jackson Bay then to Haast.

We left for Jackson Bay early in the morning. See...whenever we do self trip drive, we usually leave our base really early to catch up the time, especially when we travel during late spring or winter. The day is shorter and it gets dark faster.

We went to Jackson Bay to enjoy the famous cray fish. We heard that the place is famous for fresh cray fish and we were like 'dying' to try it. But...we went there for nothing! NOTHING as in there was no cray fish, no shop and no one there EXCEPT us and some flies! We were just wondering why...were we too early or was it closed? Or we got to the wrong location?

No cray fish and chips. We just got some pictures....

Monday, 1 July 2013

Wanaka - Mount Cook (Day 6)

We would be travelling from our base in Wanaka to Mount Cook today.

From Wanaka to Mount Cook (205 km) took us about 2.5 hours by car. It was definitely a long drive along the winding road. Half of the journey was along the uphill road, full with pine trees- so green and fresh and cool and the other half through a deserted road to the Mount Cook itself where almost everything was brown and white. Drive, drive and drive until we saw the snow-capped mountain.

Pembantu Rumah- Love and hate relationship

Entry kali ini saya tulis dalam BM kerana saya ingin bercakap mengenai senario yang sering dihadapi oleh masyarakat Malaysia terutamanya ibu-ibu yang bekerja. Setiap hari ada sahaja cerita mengenai maid, tapi apa yang saya mahu cerita di sini ialah bagaimana kebanyakan daripada kita sebenarnya terpaksa mengupah seseorang untuk tinggal bersama kita untuk membantu menguruskan urusan seharian apabila kita (ibu-ibu terutamanya) keluar bekerja.