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.
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 was panic and paranoid when I heard Ann , my host in Fox glacier , talked to police. Damn it! It must be about our working in exchange of food and accommodation. They must come to catch us as we hold travel visa.
That day I tried to keep myself as a low profile , stayed just in my room and locked myself from the outsider. Why don’t they do this to Western tourists who did the same as we did. The world is not fair for the third world traveler , I thought.
Ann told Wesley(Another helper who travel like me) and his friend to get a called from the police.
Shit!!!…They must come for us.
It was a coincident when the plane from Sydney to Bangkok had an engine problem. They delayed the flight and gave passengers a free coupon tickets to spend money while waiting for a problem to be fixed.
I was in that flight. After I spend money for lot of foods in Sydney airport and had know idea what else should I pay for the rest. I went to book store and bought the New Zealand guidebook , wishing one day I could go to New Zealand.
How many times do I have to say thank you to Cheryl and Karl , my super nice hosts in Te Kao ( almost the northern tip of New Zealand ). It was worth working hard in exchange for this unforgettable lifetime experience…. The Great Exhibition Bay!!!