taken at the airport during my recent trip to Vietnam
am baack...miss ya'all. See I just couldn't resist it and so I just had to come back..teehee. Now am a little free after all the 'hoo haa' in the preparations for the State Level Harvest Festival Celebration and after tying up loose ends following that, am now not as occupied with deadlines and meetings and what nots..save for the Appreciation Dinner for our sponsors and supporters this coming Saturday. Oh gosh, I am forgetting, we have yet to follow up on non-payments on our charity dinner tables from a couple of buyers and then there's that still outstanding from advertisers on the Charity Dinner handbook failing which, we could face a bit of problem in closing our accounts.
Me travelling again? Nahhh.. not for the time being.. A couple of friends are enticing me a cheap direct flight from KK to Perth. With a luggage, the return fare is RM1,100.00. Still thinking about it though I feel the duration there is too long from 14th to 21st September.. so maybe not. Even if the fare is reasonable, but to be there for that period could eat up them pockets even if we say, stay at budget self-contained lodgings meaning we do our own cooking and stuff, we would still have to think about the fares for coaches, trains or even taxis, food and other miscellaneous. My buddies are even talking about taking a coach and travel way down to Sydney, a rather attractive alternative, and I am even thinking that perhaps I could even bunk-in with my sis there.
Talking about self-contained lodging brings me down memory lane to my trip with these friends to New Zealand in 2012. Planning our trip and hunting for cheap lodgings through the Net brought thrill, looking at all the lovely pictures and locations and of course the price, plus the freedom to pick and choose and the joy in arriving the place and seeing it for real is incomparable. Ok, while some places brought us absolute delight, some experiences were rather daunting but I wouldn't trade the adventure it gave us for anything!
There was this incident - we had rented a car and drove from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo where we planned to stay the night before proceeding to Queenstown with a stopover at Mt Cook. Isn't GPS a genius invention?
stop over at salmon farm..
we bought frozen ones too, for our dinner..
sceneries to die for
the lodging, ours in the middle..
Most of the time we prepare or cook our own meals.
Vegetables and meats are fresh and cheap.
woke up early to catch the sunrise... it was frrreezing..
So many more funny anecdotes during our travels and we were even spooked in one of the B & B in Wellington but that's another story.
And so you wonder why I love travelling so much. I wish my pockets would let me do more...sigh..
Cheers and thanks for reading.
the rare times that we ate out at restaurants...very very expensive.