One good news is Oz’s visa office called this morning: “Your material is ready and will be sent to you this afternoon”.Â I was so happy at that time that I forgot to confirm “ready” means we have successfully got the visa or not.Â Â Besides this, today is yet another day where everything is moving forward but I just couldn’t get a sense of accomplishment.
Spent most of today working on the Nz travel plan. First read through the Lonely Planet book. Given a 500 page book like that, the most valuable parts are less than 50, with the rest are mainly local business directory.Â How I hope the paper book is searchable.Â Â Kati Debelic‘s Cycling New Zealand 2001 is much helpful, especially for all the details like travel clockwise could take advantage of the southern wind from Antarctic; or the Millford Sound has a very high chance to have rain.Â Get to Day 32, should finish it and probably a couple of others before I could grasp enough knowledge to work out my own.
Millford Sound and Lake Tekapo both sounds great. But the hilly road on the west side of the south island is a little bit scaring.Â We’ll see.