George & Kitty

Dear Mark,

First of all, I must say that we (our three families of ten , young and old (that’s me !) did have a great time. The 7-day trip you planned for us in southern New Zealand was simply marvellous. We enjoyed the small group tour in Awesome’s cosy coach. The trip down from Christchurch to Queenstown, through the wide open space of central plain, through the pictureque Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki was refreshing. Definitely a complete contrast to the hectic and noisy environment in Hong Kong.

We had a nice time in Queenstown, with the jetboat ride, horse-riding, TSS Earnslaw cruise and the gondola ride to the mountain top for the scrumptious dinner buffet. And of course the surprise birthday cake you prepared for our beautiful ‘princess’. Great arrangement !

The Milford Sound cruise was magnificent. I am sure I’ll remember it for a long long time. It was a pity though that we could not visit the Glowworm Caves. Well, can’t have it all, right ?

For the tour in Dunedin, we all love the exciting 8-wheel drive at Natures Wonders to see the world’s rarest penguins, the fur seals and the Royal Albatross. I didn’t see the Cormorants though (Bad luck !). The visit to the steepest street in the world (Baldwin Street ?), the visit to the Cadbury chocolate factory and the Taieri Gorge Railway train ride were all interesting and eye-opening.

This is the first time we did a small group tour. It was really different from those package tours we had in the past. The experience was great, with the naming of places we wanted to visit and then with you planning the detailed route for us. We do hope to try it again when we have a long holiday.

Once again, a big THANK YOU. Wishing you and Awesome all the best.

George & Kitty