The day I met the most popular chef in Christchurch, New Zealand was just another long and crazy day for me, but one I would remember for a lifetime!
After sleeping in the back of my car and using public toilets to clean up before bed. I left Wellington in the early morning and drove to the port to take a ferry crossing from the north to the south island. My first stop in New Zealand’s south island was Kaikoura. I enjoyed the stunning views along the coast plus a very friendly greeting from wild seals. I decided to spend a $25 night for a dorm room because I needed a warm shower.
For those of you that liked Rosie and Claire’s story, here is a second article they have written. They love to travel with host networks as well and in their case, they had a lot of experience of Wwoofing.
I’m not into this kind of work at all, so it is perfect to share this story from their perspective. I am sure many of you would love to do some work on a farm jobs but it is just not my style.
The legendary “pink beach” my host wouldn’t stop talking about. It definitely does lived up to its name. It’s the first pink beach I’ve ever seen. The coloration originated from the mixture minerals in the area combined with reflection of sunlight. The direction to this beach is quite simple as well. It is very close to the main street 1F on the right side. There will be a brown sign indicating the entrance.
I love Pad Thai , that was what Sue told me. Sue was my host in Raglan where it was a scene in the movie “Endless summer”, a surfer paradise. But I didn’t have any plan to go on the surfboard at that time. I just need somewhere near Auckland to escape the crazy Rugby World Cup 2011 event that caused full booked accommodations in New Zealand’s capital city.
The reason Sue accepted me to be her helper was that she was injured by playing a netball. She wanted someone to help her doing housework , especially cooking. Well I would more than happy to be a cook in the house of Sue , a nurse who have to take care herself during her injury.
I met my dream girl in Magnetic island. She was a beautiful 19 yo. German with 179 cm. tall who came with a group of friends to explore Australia during her gap year. She told me that one of her dream is to swim with dolphins in New Zealand!
Really? I hadn’t known before that we could swim with dolphins.
Actually she told me that we could even play with them. Well I guessed so , I knew that dolphin is a very smart animal. Maybe they even smarter than some people.