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Lake Tekapo: Photos That Make My Breath Catch In My Throat

Posted by on 27 June 2011

There’s something about beautiful landscapes that make my breath catch in my throat and make me feel so small in relation to the vastness and grandeur that lie before me. Lake Tekapo in New Zealand was one such place.

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Its waters were as turquoise as guidebooks claim, its mountains more majestic than I imagined, its tranquility a welcome respite from a hectic week of driving around a camper van the size of a one-tonne lorry with manual transmission and gas heating that gets cranky at the most inopportune times.

Our stopover in Lake Tekapo was very brief — just long enough for us to take a breather after having refilled the camper vans’ gas tanks…

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

allow the boys to skip some rocks on the lake…

skipping rocks at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

and take photos from every conceivable angle.

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

But after seeing its beauty, I hope to visit Lake Tekapo again one day and stay there for at least a night (kinda like the promise I made myself when I first saw Interlaken), preferably at Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort which, judging from its location, probably has the best views of the lake.

Scenic Resort Hotel, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Hope your week is off to a great start!

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