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Travel Blogs from Christchurch
... earthquake that devastated the city in 2011. Making a quick exit from the city was a good move, the roads were still in the worst condition that we have found so far in NZ, but I think we can let them off. We headed out to the coast at New Brighton, which is similar in no way to its counterpart in the UK apart from that it has a pier. We parked up and had a walk along the beach, followed by a cup of tea and a sandwich; ...
... springs properly. We're on a proper site with showers and everything, Dorian is dwarfed by the surrounding motor homes, like the one in Meet the Fockers. We're also parked next to an actual didgeridoo playing Australian, seriously. Hopefully, school holidays will be over soon and it'll get a little quieter, but there's some good characters about! We're thinking of heading back to the coast tomorrow before heading to Janes on Friday. Hope everyone is ok back home. Lots of love ...
... At first glance Christchurch shows evidence of the last earthquake and we have noticed a few places still being cordoned off because of structural damage. It will take a long time before everything is back to normal here. People of Christchurch are very resilient and I have no doubt that they will restore the properties hit by the earthquake. Had a late supper and listened to an old Neil ...
mango, apples and all sorts of other things.
Turns out, the only produce that was remarkable were the apples. Every single apple we had was fantastic, and
Matt’s family is pretty picky about apples.
Aside from that, we were disappointed with the fruit. We were also surprised at the cost of food,
in general. On past trips, Matt and I
have noted that food in all other developed countries except for USA is more
... and after watching the sunset we drove to a quiet road on the hill overlooking the bay and found a quiet place to park for the night.
Today we drove around the Peninsula and on our way stopped and walked to the top of a hill for our own little "2nd Anual Kevin Burton Memorial Walk" it seems crazy to think 2 years has passed already. As well ...