Roadtrip Day 4

by nmj17

At Dunedin, we stayed at Larnach Castle.

In the morning, we had a tour of the castle, and then we went to Dunedin Town Centre, to Baldwin Street (the world’s steepest street) and then we went to Sandfly Bay where the sand will actually fly, in your face. We saw a seal rolling in the sand and then we took lots of pictures on the beach.

Then we went drove all the way to Te Anau, at Bob and Maxine’s backpackers hostel. I’m not sure if the owner of the hostel is being funny or just ignorant but he asked whether I was feeling so cold to have my scarf wrapped all around my head.

For a backpacker’s hostel, the place is really clean. Around 8pm we had dinner together and then we chatted with a girl from Germany. She’s only 18 and she’s out here travelling alone for a whole year. While the rest of my friends decided to go to sleep, I stayed up all night talking to her about her travels and I must say I’m really impressed by how she can manage to fund her own travels and to navigate a new country all by herself. I’m not sure how or why but we managed to keep talking on and on until 4am even when we just met.