1 Week Solo Travel in South Island, New Zealand

In the early spring of September 2014, I decided to take a super spontaneous trip somewhere, but didn’t know where to. Work was absolutely draining at that point, and I told myself that I needed a break, no matter how little the days I could afford. And so, I applied for my leave a week before, booked my tickets, squeezed time out every night for about 5 days to plan, and I got my 5 days trip to South Island, New Zealand! Essentially minus off the flight, it was a 4 days 5 nights trip. It turned out to be one of the best breaks I’ve ever had thus far, and it’s this trip that made me love last minute trips even more.

2 WEEKS IN LONDON

Of the cities I’ve been to so far, London is my favourite. It is super tourist friendly, very easy to get around(by foot, or by tube) and has everything I believe anyone needs, to live a comfortable yet exciting life — convenient and modern transportation, beautiful parks, history, […]

2 Weeks Solo Backpacking in South Island New Zealand

I’ve done up individual blog posts of the towns I went to on this trip, but here is a more condensed version, with minimal pics, but more focused on the overall itinerary and what I think are the highlights of each place. I’ve also added direct links to the individual destination post under each ‘Day’ section, and I highly recommend you to check those out because there’s lots more pictures and description of the places I went! 

Below’s a good overview of how I did my itinerary, basically it’s a loop beginning and ending in Christchurch. I definitely have lots of places to cover on my next trip, but these are bascially the ones on my priority list!

Melaka 3D2N GETAWAY FROM SINGAPORE

My friend and I recently took an impromptu weekend trip to Malacca, which is a 3.30hrs bus ride away. Like Penang, we ate so much good local food, but also experienced quite a bit of the local culture. To summarise, it wasn’t a total foodie experience like Penang. I kind of liked it more for a short trip because it’s reachable by bus, easy to get around on foot, and there’s a good balance of sightseeing and eating, which I love.

We also rented a bike and cycled around the city centre. Also, we ate so many bowls of cendols from all the best stalls in Malacca, as well as the best assam laksa at Jonker 88!