I am back! I went to New Zealand and Australia for this vacation and I just came back last night. Super tired, but super fun. I was thinking about posting this after I got my camera back cause I forgot to bring my camera back to Jakarta. I actually left it in Gold Coast. In the morning I wanted to put my coat inside my cabin luggage as I was wearing the other coat I brought. My camera was inside and I need to get it out first in order to fit my coat in. But somehow the tv was on and it’s spongebob! I was distracted and my mom just hurried me. So I forgot to put back the camera inside. And that morning we were boarding a plane to Sydney. I just realized I didn’t put the camera in once I was in Sydney when I was thinking to take pictures. That time I wasn’t sure myself were I left it – maybe it’s in the hotel, or in the bus, I don’t know. But then my tour guide called both the bus company and also the hotel if they saw my camera. Luckily the camera was found in the hotel room and my tour agency took care of everything and I’ll have my camera back next week.
Now, back to talking about the trip. New Zealand’s scenery was breathtaking. Simply wonderful. The country is soothingly quite unlike in Jakarta, so it’s like a break from all the noise and the heat and the crowd. The thing about New Zealand is that the sheep’s population is way more than the people’s. Everywhere I look, there’s sheep and sometimes cow or horse. And I am totally in love with the sheep’s wool and also the alpaca’s. It’s just so so smooth! But very expensive, especially alpaca’s. I bought the doll though for about AUD $100. And it’s small! And we went to Queenstown’s Ice Bar. It was -10 degrees inside and the place was small and packed. Everything was made of ice and it would be better if the place is bigger though. I tried the famous Ferg’s Burger. The burger is gigantic, but the taste is just the same as a regular burger. The one thing I really love about New Zealand is it’s ice cream. Even though it’s quite chilly there (it’s about 8-12 degrees), I ate hockey pockey ice cream every single day. Every single day! It’s the best ice cream I have ever tasted! I love it! Oh, and Wakatipu Lake too. I was suppose to ride a helicopter in New Zealand but my dad didn’t let me in the very last minute. I was upset at first, but oh well. That night, we didn’t get enough sleep cause we’ll be flying to Melbourne at 6 o’clock in the morning. And the airport was 45 minutes away from our hotel. So our tour leader set the morning call at 2.30 in the morning. I was just asleep at that time! And about 2 hours later, WE’RE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA. Bye-bye delicious ice cream 😦
To me, nothing’s special about Melbourne. But I definitely had fun when I was in Gold Coast. We went to Movie World and Dreamworld. I was surprised, but I actually ride roller coasters there, and that I had fun. I used to hate roller coasters but now I actually kinda like it. And we went to the beach and stuff. And next, Sydney. We went to the Opera House. I just don’t really like the Opera House. The building is not as magnificent as I heard from people once I see it myself. But the Harbour Bridge or The Coathanger is amazing. It carries rail and vehicular traffic. It’s so cool.
And after 2 weeks of holiday, we’re back to Jakarta. To sum it up, the vacation was interesting and fun but also exhausting. In 2 weeks I’ll be going to Shanghai for university. Really can’t wait. I will post the pictures once I get my camera back. That’s it for today.