Mount Iron Track

Saturday, June 24, 2017

We were on cloud nine and feeling extra adventurous right after throwing ourselves off a plane from 15000ft in the air, so we decided walk up the Mt Iron track in Wanaka. A relatively easy scenic hike as compared to the Temple Basin! The summit offers a wonderful 360-degree view of the lake, town and beautiful surroundings and I'm so glad to have Fiq to help take so many pretty pictures of us there.

We got lost while making our way back to the campervan and according to the GPS it's a 4km walk away. Too bad that's the only choice we had, but hey I must say I enjoyed every single part of it!

 As you can see, it was getting dark as we started our long walk and before we even reach the halfway point, night has already fallen. The thing about NZ is that you won't see as many street lights along the road as you do in Singapore so we had to solely depend on our handphone's torchlight to guide the way. Fiq was joking how our situation is a perfect scene in most horror stories lol so true.

Finally, after what seems like a 24hours walk, we're reunited with our campervan!!
 Both Fiq and I were knocked out the moment we sat inside it. Meanwhile, the poor danna had to stay awake throughout the two hours drive. Thank you for always driving safely boo!

The guys decided to drop by the famous church in Lake Tekapo, the Church of the Good Shepherd to catch a glimpse of the milky way. Just staring at the gleaming and glittering dark skies is one of the most serene feeling ever. Oh how I miss this view so SO much 

xoxo, N

My First Skydiving Experience!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ever since my sky jump experience at Macau back in 2013, (blogged here!) I've always wanted to try something crazier than that - and that is to skydive at least once in my entire lifetime. The idea of it sorta lived in a fantasy state cos God knows how terrified I am of height but at the same time, it's one of the things I really want to strike off my bucket list and show-off. Heheee ok I kid on that last part:p

So when danna and I decided on NZ for our honeymoon, I know that we must do this together.
i) I thought it's cool we partake in something we're both equally scared of. ii) my mom can't say no to this one cos my husband gimme green light one. huahuahua

Here it is, the one and only reason for our trip to Wanaka - our 15000ft tandem skydive!!!!!
The two gentlemen looking oh so calm but deep inside they're going nuts and freaking out. Me? Aside from refraining my itchy fingers from googling for "fatal skydiving accident" and things like that on my phone, I was also having countless trips to the washroom while waiting for our names to be called. T_T
Right after our short and sweet video briefing, it was time to gear up! Nerve-wrecking + excited all rolled into one.

While in Wanaka

Sunday, June 4, 2017

We left Lake Tekapo the next day and drove for about two hours to Wanaka. There's only have one main item on our agenda for our day trip and since we reached pretty early, we decided to spend some time walking around the town area. That's where we spotted tons of halal restaurants in NZ for the first time! Oh, and of cos, we just have to let Fiq work hard while we wait for time to pass :p
What's the reason for this day trip to Wanaka? The answer is coming right up in the next post!
Here's a clue - it has something to do with us being 15000ft up the ground :D

xoxo, N

Lake Tekapo - Of Lupins & Love!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

If you've read my Planning My Kiwimoon post, you'd remember me sharing the different so-called phases my honeymoon was broken into. If you haven't, here's a timeline to aid your understanding.

Part One
The Survivor cum Fear Factor cum Amazing Race Experience

Part Two 
The Photoshoot!

I still have a long way to go before I blog about Part Three :p

So basically my previous entry marks the end of the first phase of my honeymoon. The next part of it is something I've been looking forward to and it starts with us returning to Christchurch to fetch....

..our photographer - abg Fiq! Poor guy couldn't stand the cold at all with his gloves segala hahaha