A time traveler city- Oamaru

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I did not want that night to be over and hence I decided to go for an early morning walk and set my alarm for 6:30 am which was a task for me but to my surprise, I did wake up and saw outside. It was dark and freaking cold. I set an alarm for 7 am. Again, I could hear only a sound of the sea waves and birds. I slept for another half and hour but it was still dark. This was the limit of my patience and thus I jumped out of my bed (!!) and got ready to get out from our RV. A cold breeze welcomed me and I started walking towards the cliff. As I started walking, I could see a shred of light in the sky. It was like a group of colors-Blue, Orange, Yellow- were stripping away the darkness from the sky.

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A group of colors were stripping off the darkness of the night.

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A few minutes later…

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There you are! It was 8:00 in the morning

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Can you see the sunshine at the back?

I was so content with this morning that I was not expecting anything more from rest of the day.

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After having breakfast at bay, we headed to the Oamaru CBD. The town gives you goosebumps as you may feel you have reached to an ancient European century.

The town is small yet a lovely place to spend a few days. You feel like to be in an isolated, ancient place to discover the untold truth (about your self perhaps??!).

In other words, it resembles some romantic movies’ set. You don’t have to use different modes in camera or you don’t have to edit the images when you click in Oamaru. It is blessed with the natural lights and colors.

We also visited a very creepy museum called Steampunk HQ Museum. It was full of weird stuff. You can read about it here: http://steampunkoamaru.co.nz/

Some glimpse of it,

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I was walking down to a street when I saw a giant wheeled bike. But it was a bait for us. We happened to see a bakery that has amazing bread and baking items. The man who owns the bakery was himself an interesting person. He migrated from Netherlands and started baking here some really delicious bread and croissants.

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Our bait 😛

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Here is the famous baker in Oamaru

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There is a lot more than this!

The best thing about roaming around in such towns is they give you a sense of surprise and pleasure at the same time.

I seriously thought that this was it for this day but I was again wrong. The next place we went was incredible and amazing gift of nature.

Till the next time!

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A Journey to remember

Have you ever thought about the Big Boss house? How would you feel if you have to stay, eat, sleep, wake up, live in a certain space for a long-long time? Well, it was not at all like a big boss house but slight a taste of it.

My crazy family and I decided to travel South island during this chilling winter. We were 5 people and we planned a road trip of the south island for 8 days.

Our route was something like this,

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We manage to cover the southern part of the South Island. As I have marked, our road-map was Christchurch-Oamaru-Dunedin-Invercargil-Milford Sound-Queenstown-Lake Tekapo-Christchurch. It was more than 1800 kms of a journey and just so you know the distance between Surat to Jammu is approximately 1673.6 km.

My family (Dhabuwalas) is a little bit adventurous. So we decided to make this trip more exciting by travelling in a Campervan. It is also called RV which means Recreational Vehicle. “Recreational activities are often done for enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure and are considered to be ‘fun’.” And this really defines our journey with RV.

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After the 1.5 hours of a flight from Auckland to Christchurch, we began our journey from Christchurch. We decided to stay at Oamaru that night which is 250 km far from our base camp (Christchurch). We chose Winter season and it has its own limitation and one of those was shortness of the day. Your day potentially end by 5:30 in the evening. So when we reach at our camp site, we could only hear the sound of a roaring sea and birds returning to their nests. It was very difficult to see the beauty of that place but the atmosphere created by natural sounds is hard to forget. The sky was dark and full of stars. We could see the clusters of the stars and the moon with a sound of the waves in background.

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Luxury is to listen to the sound of sea waves and drink a glass of rum in your bed when the outside temperature is around 2 degree Celsius.

You might have pictured yourself in a room with three dead walls or some imaginative mind would have pictured this near a window where you can gaze the sky with full of stars and the moon.

But I was not in a concrete jungle, I was so close to the nature that everything else suddenly seemed so negligible to me. I was in my RV and my window was covered with the mist. I went outside and looked up in the sky. A clean, beautiful looking sky.

Everybody loves to be loved by people but some are different. They treat nature as their lover and they feel to be loved around it. They talk, smile, fight or sometimes literally fall in love with the nature and Oamaru was the place where you can feel that the nature is embracing you.

A cool breeze, clean air, sound of the waves and the beautiful sky. What else we really need?

RV is the way to get close to your self at the same time with the people you travel and the nature of our  earth.

A night stay wouldn’t be complete without this perfect bay location.