This time around the ladies offered to drive as the road to Lake Tekapo was pretty straight. Na and Niza took turn driving. We sang 80’s song and our entertainer for the trip was Mr. Saadan. Initially I resisted on joining them singing the oldies but later I did for the rest of our days in NZ. It was so very fun.
When we reached Lake Tekapo we were amazed at the color of the lake, we had seen many lakes in NZ but this one is different because the color is Turquoise/Blue. It is caused by “rock flour” finely ground particles of rock brought down by the glaciers and held in suspension in the melt water.
There is a small stone church located at the edge of the lake with magnificent background. Upon request they can conduct special wedding ceremony and apparently very popular for the Japanese tourist. I proposed the team to spend a night at the Lake shore Motel but they want to spend time in Christchurch as we have not discovered some of the places yet. After numerous photo sessions we left for Christchurch. On the way we found Salmon farm by the road side, they are breeding Salmon for consumption. We bought one large fish and start imagining the taste of this succulent delicacy. They even sell ‘Wasabi and Japanese Soy Sauce’ for those who want to eat SALMON SASHIMI there and then.
Cute little church
In Christchurch we stayed at a different Motel, forgot the name of it.
I had not planned for tonight accommodation. What a good choice we made. After searching we managed to find a lovely Motel close to the Hagley Park. Once inside we could not wait to savor the Salmon that we bought. We fried the fish and with some other ‘Brahim instant gravy’ and fresh vegetables we treated ourselves with a sumptuous dinner. Yummyyyyyy… Throughout our trip, we will make sure all Motel kitchen that we used were thoroughly cleaned before leaving. Not wanting to leave a bad name to our beloved country for being called untidy tourist from Malaysia. Accident does happen, one cup was broken during washing and on the next day before leaving , we showed to the owner and paid the cost of it. On that day also we heard from the news about the bloodshed happening in Southern Thailand close to our country. Many innocent people were killed for an invalid reason. Our deepest sympathy to their families.