It’s been a long time coming. This post is so late that I feel kinda embarrassed posting it. But, moving along… 😀
I’m sure you guys had heard about the whole New Zealand Campervan Trip I did last year. I hope you too had watched the famous censored scene in the short movie I made to remember this trip.
I also have had the honor to share my tales with all the would-be honeymooners through an article on The Weddingku Catalogue. You can download the pdf version here. I contemplated on writing some stuff here on this post, but mostly I’ve said what I want to say there in the article. Besides you wouldn’t want to read a whole lot of texts, would you? 😀 You guys want pictures! I’ve put a batch here, mixed with a lot of behind the scene and ‘holiday pictures’ of me and Francy, but you can see the complete landscape images on Projects section of the website.
Like you can tell from all hoopla, me and Francy did have the time of our lives, yet. Something new, something daring, something that tested the courage of your average traveller. Getting enough bravery to finally go and just drive the darn thing has been one of the best decision of my life. I think the pictures, the videos, the memories will not be forgotten for a very long time.
That’s the point of true travelling, isn’t it? To see and experience ‘first time’s.
I am, we are, thankful for the opportunity. We are not taking it for granted.
Inside of the campervan – very spacious and clean
At night-time, converted into a full-sized bed – I still remember how it felt sleeping there
Hanging back with the sun while waiting for my BBQ ribs on Lake Pukaki
Posing to one of the greatest valley sights on the way to Milford Sound
This is what we did over and over again to get that ‘campervan moving away’ video shot
My trusty Fiat from the Wilderness Campervan – great products and service
The hard part of campervaning – you clean your own ‘ehm’
The tripod is essential for video-taking – I lugged it everywhere
With warm coffee in one hand waiting my camera taking time lapse shots
I swear to God I did not bring them in my luggage – bought them on the Asian supermarket
Francy’s kicking it on the shore of Lake Wanaka
This is how far we went on our trek to the Mount Cook (little peak on the right) – we spent too much time time-lapsing
My brave girl on her jumping suit
Moments after landing
Our farewell gift from God – a full rainbow! – a first in our lives
One of our many ‘lunches’ with a view
Our first breakfast – eggs+sausages anddd… MI GORENG!
Like I said, we dined like kings while paying like the locals – wine+veggies+steaks
Steak and wine dinner over Lake Pukaki – beat that window view
The dangerous hike to The Remarkables Ski Field – that’s Queenstown in the background
The Remakrables hike – dangerous with no safety fence most of the time
Morning mist on Albert Town camping ground, Wanaka
In the thickness of Te Anau-Milford Sound Highway
Gorgeous valley and sky – Milford Sound
Under the stars – just the two of us – Lake Pukaki
Lake Pukaki – We never see so many stars
On the roadside – those lights in the distance is Queenstown
One of our most daring stops – on the roadside by the cliff outside Queenstown
Late on the trip – on the way to Greymouth – the moon kept us company
The shores on Pukaki
View of the Lake Hayes, Queenstown – where we just spent the night illegally 😀
Wanaka – Moon rise