Linisha of Grade 3, Ekya School BTM Layout had a wonderful time this summer vacation with some learning and a lot of enjoyment. In this blog, Linisha shares snippets of her summer vacation.

This summer vacation has been one of the best vacations. My vacations started with a summer camp called “Utsaha” where I learned different types of paintings such as; glass terrarium, and 3D glue art, etc. After 15 days of fun and learning at the camp, we had just one day to pack and leave for our most awaited trip to New Zealand and Australia.

After a 12-hour flight, we landed in Auckland and time was around 3 p.m. In the evening, we went for a walk near our hotel to explore the place. Next day, we went to Waiheke Island where we tasted one of New Zealand’s famous ice-cream flavor called ‘Hokey Pokey’. It was very yummy. We also visited the Hobbiton movie set which was very nice with many trees and plants.

Following day, we drove to another town called Rotorua where I got to see New Zealand’s native bird “Kiwi” and also saw hot geysers – where water splashes through the holes in the rocks. It was a great experience for all of us. After that, we went for a cave ride which is full of glow-worms – these are small insects that produce light whenever they are hungry. It was something new to me.
We then took a flight to Queenstown.

This is a beautiful place and never wanted to leave that place. I could see all types of landscapes here – which I learned in school. We also drove to Glenorchy, Wanaka and Arrow Town where we could see many autumn trees and leaves. It was so colourful. I also went for an adventurous Jet-Boat ride which was fun and at the same time freezing cold (2 deg).

In Sydney, Australia, I got to see different types of animals such as Koala, Kangaroo, Red Panda, and Meerkats. I got a chance to feed kangaroos too. I also saw the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House and I got a few snaps clicked there.

This was a very memorable trip for me.

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