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Saturday, May 31, 2014

New Zealand - Day 2

Woke up the next morning, looking forward for breakfast.. we’re having hotdogs!!! Or how my younger version will pronounce it “hat dags” (and that’s in an American accent, mind u hahahah) honestly speaking, this trip was a little stressful and made me nervous, mainly because the lack of activities we had and the strict schedule.. as u know, we left the itinerary to izad, and I tried to chip in a bit here and there but all the credit goes to her, we asked mama and papa what they prefer but mostly they left the thing to us, with papa wanting to cover as much as possible (his reason being, when else are we going to go there so might as well go everywhere), and mama mainly wanted to go to the place where the shoot the LOTR / hobbit movies.. so that’s what izad planned for us.. so the ‘stressful’ thing was having papa each morning saying “no need to rush, we’re on a vacation” and also “up to u, we just follow”.. we ended up leaving the house late and not having enough time to reach our destination.. so same thing for the 1st morning there.. we left the house to go to Hamilton Garden..

It rained it pours.. and seeing that we’re there during autumn, there wasn’t much flowers anyway.. we did however, enjoyed feeding the ducks.. or “fish” as izad will put it.. then we started our trip to Waitomo Glow worm Coves.. we managed to buy some halal burgers although we bought waaayy too much..





 Curi caption izad.. "semangat je beratur.. tapi......"



 Yup, due to the rising level of CO2, they had to close the cave boohoo.. so since no luck there, at around 3pm we left for our next motel at Rotorua.. this motel was a bit let down for me.. it was hell trying to book a room cuz it was Easter break, and it didn’t help that one of the motel screwed my bookings.. instead of reserving it for the 20th as I CLEARLY mentioned in my email, she made reservation for the 19th.. then she mentioned she’ll make reservation at another motel for the same room, and when I checked at trip advisor, the reviews were super bad.. one review even mentioned that while swimming at the motel pool, a naked man entered.. and when the manager was notified, no action was taken.. so I may not be using the pool, but that review definitely put me off.. so I opt for another motel that had one room left.. oklah, looks can be deceiving and the website pics did deceived me a little bit.. anyway, I’ll do a review of all our motels later on.. let’s move on to th next day..