Saturday, February 21, 2009

Home Sweet Home

We're back! It was really awesome...! We love NZ tremendously. It is somehow different from the Down Under though. I would say that the Kiwis are friendlier. It is indeed a beautiful country. My head is full with photographic images at the moment.

The girls were great travelers. Kudos to you girls! Wardah although with her car sick & sea sick, did not spoil her mood holidaying. I have to give the thumbs up to all. The trip was rather packed but none of them complained. In fact, they agreed that they wanted to do this again. That is so true. 10 days is not sufficient. We did not have the chance to visit most places. The plan was to come back & explore on the places we missed.

This was our itinerary. HB & I were the travel agents. We booked mostly everything online but it would be cheaper to book in NZ itself. We didn't want to take the risk though since we have for children in tow.

Day 1 - arrived in Auckland
Day 2 - took a flight to Queenstown, South Island & put up the night in Milford Sound
Day 3 - drove to Dunedin
Day 4 - drove up to Christchurch
Day 5 - train ride to Picton, took a ferry to Wellington & put up the night
Day 6 - traveled up north to Taupo
Day 7 - drove to Hastings & Napier (east coast of north island)
Day 8 - drove to Rotorua & put up at a friend's place in Hamilton
Day 9 - did some speedy shoppings (some of the shops were on sales!)
Day 10 - drove up to Auckland to do one last minute shopping & met up with another friend & boarded the flight to KL

I know it was so packed but we did it...! Will share some pics (which are loads!) & the updates of course ASAP. As for now, I need to check on the girls' books. 10 days away from school..., they have a lot to catch up.


Ezza Aziz said...

cepat update tu....dah lama tunggu ni....hahaha
banyak kan rehat ya...penat budak budak tu..Nadeen tak meragam ker

shahid said...

yuhuu ja,

cepat2 la upload gambaq, chek tak sabaq nak tengok! esp gambaq nadeen ;)but do have a good rest first ya!

Madam Tai Tai said...

Welcome back! Happy to know that you had a fantastic holiday in Kiwiland. It is one of the places I wish to go to one day.

leen said...

yes ja...cepat2 rest and recover. all of us can't wait to read the post :-)

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Jabishah, I always admire you travelling with your gang, ha ha.
And when I hear or listen to mother's with just one kid afraid to travel saying, "aiyaaa, so difficult la, one kid along", ha ha.
You're one of a kind, Jabishah. Outstanding.

Yes, I can imagine how beautiful NZ is at this time.
You stay easy and have fun, best regards, Lee.

rosie_cm said...

Salam perkenalan from South Island NZ. Your next trip make sure to include South Island - Christchurch, Timaru, Mt. Cook, Queenstown, endless places to visit.

a&a'smom said...

Ja, so glad that all of u had a fantastic trip! U didnt manage to visit June? Looking fwd to seeing ur pics!

wanshana said...

Welcome back!!!

Semput baca...Itu baru ITINERARY ajer tu, belum the full account lagi tu! Hehehe!

Cepat! Cepat! Cepat update bersama-sama gambar sekali, okay? :)

jabishah said...

Kak Ezza,
Nadeen alhamdulillah ok sangat2. Sblm pergi tu dia demam. Suspense jgk. Naik je plane dia sihat... hahaha! Demam excited sgt nak jalan kut! ;-)

jabishah said...

Shahid dear,

Sabaq noo.... Day 1 uploaded. We snapped lots of photos. NZ is too beautiful. We captured almost everything. Ni dok edit lah ni...

jabishah said...

Yes, MTT... you hv to go to NZ. Go in dec or jan during summer. You will love it. I wanna go there again!

jabishah said...

Hi leen,

1st day updated. More to come. Missed you last night. Brought along the thing you asked frm NZ. Come over lah to my place.

jabishah said...

Hi uncle,

I still do not hv the time to pay you a visit. Will do that soon ;-)

Yes uncle... 10 days traveling with them & survived, I deserve to be admired... Hahaha!

jabishah said...

Hello there rosie,

We went to the places you mentioned except for Mt Cook. Hv to do this again. Falling in love with NZ. Are you a PR there?

jabishah said...

Hi Sheela,

Pictures coming up real soon. I did meet up w June on the last day.

jabishah said...

Kak Shana,

Yes, mmg semput. Mcm tak percaya that we did that. Day 1 published... others will follow suit.

Rindu abg doc ke? ;-)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Jabishah, i left a comment kat one of your old recipe and lupa lak tht iv been here a few times before. kelam kabut smelam tak perasan pulak. Sorr ye.

Anyway, looked like you and family had fun. I too love NZ. I think its very very clean. And funny coz my bestfriend lives in hamilton. entah2 neighbour? lol.

jabishah said...

Hi Farina,

Excuse me if I got the name wrong. Yes, NZ mmg best kan? I'm sure my friend would know your friend. Is she married to a Kiwi? My friend did mention one... & she could be the same person. ;-)