the next day after we got our tattoos done we drove to lake tekapo. it was not so far away from timaru. maybe 1 hour. lake tekapo is known for seeing all the stars really clear & taking a picture with the church & stars at night.

when we arrived there the weather was not good. it was raining at the lake so we just had our standard-lunch in the car: dark toast-bread with jam & peanutbutter and one with hummus & avocado – delicious !!

we decided to drive further, to the other lake, lake pukaki which was another 40 minutes drive away. we couldn’t believe how beautiful the lake is when we arrived there. the sun was shining & the lake looked really fake.. soooo blue! AMAZING

every 5 minutes we made a stop to take some pictures because it looked so beautiful. we drove another hour to the mount cook village.. it was really cloudy there so we only saw half of the big mount cook. we did a short walk to another lake whose colour was white.. crazy as well.

in the afternoon we drove back to lake pukaki & i checked on couchsurfing because i asked one guy if we can stay there for one night. he texted back really fast & we drove to twizel. the small quiet place right next to the lake pukaki.. we met sam, a 28 year old guy who moved to this place not so Long ago. he was really friendly & drove with us around in his jeep at night to see some stars. we drove in a forest and after it we drove up a really steep hill. was fun in the jeep because a normal car wouldn’t be able to do this.

sam is living in a beautiful house which has a lot of rooms. he even has a spa, a boat and two cars.. we had a comfortable bed and we slept like baaaabies!!

sometimes i can’t realise how lucky i always get with couchsurfing, hitchhiking, all my jobs, .. i am so grateful that i always meet such great people!!

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