Yes, at least 15 hours of travel including transits and check-in times. From Singapore > Kuala Lumpur > Auckland > Wellington. This 15 hours led to the most adventurous and exciting trip I ever had. No words can even describe.
Let’s start from my flight journey to New Zealand. It takes approximately 10 hours to fly from Kuala Lumpur. And I watched 10 movies during my “awake” times on flight during both journeys. What a movie marathon ey? I was watching with joy as I missed many good movies past couple of months. Hachiko was one of them, it touched my heart.
Not to mention the selection of food was great.
We had satay for dinner.
Magazines kept me occupied throughout the journey.
And a little vanity kit kept me refreshed.
Breakfast before we touch down in New Zealand.
Oats and fresh fruits.
Amazing view from the plane.
Filled with mountains, trees, rivers, lakes and plantations.
I can “smell” fresh air.
We checked into a very “handsome” looking hotel just opposite Te Papa Museum.
Museum Hotel, Wellington.
Artistic hotel lobby.
This painting is absolutely realistic.
My room for a night.
Very spacious indeed with a king size bed to toss around in.
A big bath tub.
My shower companions.
Travel sized LUSH shampoo, conditioner and shower gel.
Well stocked cabinet.
A wide selection of tea I must say.
Too much TEA for me.
A glass of hot chocolate to freshen up from the long journey.
A few sachets of Aesop samples for my travel.
I love them, easy to carry around.
Use then throw.
It’s dinner time after a short nap.
We walked by the sea.
It was very windy and cold and I was the “hero” with only a T-shirt and shorts.
Dinner at Shed 5 was yummy.
A little snack and a drink before we were seated at the main hall.
The bread and butter are so delicious.
I had 2 and a half.
Great food for dinner.
All were fresh and the serving is not too big for one, which is good.
Time for some local breakfast before we set off for a 4 hour road trip.
Bacon, free range eggs, greens, fresh tomatoes and toast.
Can it get any better?
Okay, my bad.
Love raisin scones with a skinny latte.
Daddy and I.
Thank you Dad for the invitation and Angie for all the arrangements.
Knowing me, I managed to squeeze in just a little bit of time for some shopping – click here.
I managed to hop on Helen’s Jeep on our last day.
My first Jeep experience.
We had breakfast at Joe’s Garage before heading to the airport.
The ambient was perfect for a morning munch.
They make good latte.
Just the thing to wake me up in the morning.
And delicious breakfast.
The toast was perfect, not too black, just crispy enough.
Although it was 9 day 8 nights, it felt like we had only spent 24 hours in New Zealand the day before we depart. It is sad to leave a country with sunny but cooling weather.
I definitely had lotsa fun.
I feel so much closer to my Dad.
I feel that I know him a little more now.
I love you Dad.