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Travel Blogs from Christchurch
After a brief detour to Rangiorato, a suburb of Christchurch, to visit childhood neighbors of Joan and Mitzi whom they had not seen in over 50 years, we stopped overnight in the city. A very pleasant and well equipped motel. A stroll to the park before bedtime was enough for now. We will be back later.
... they put a cover over it or something.
On the upside, we had delicious coffee and 'Fisi Specials' which is like an ice chocolate, except made by fisi, so much more decadent.
I got a hug goodbye from everyone, all at once which didn't really work, and then each separately.
So now it's just the interminable waiting for planes to arrive and board.
Oh no wait.
... celebrated with a takeaway curry. Saturday we had another late morning, it was wonderful! We decided that today would be a pamper day because there wasn't a lot to do outside and we wanted to make the most of our room, so we planned to go to the supermarket down the road and have a feast! We bought nachos for a starter, prawn pesto linguine for main and then made chocolate rice crispie cakes for pudding! We repacked our bags after doing some laundry ready for ...
... the area and culture before we took their dog Loui for a lovely long walk along the beach. Their two children Mason and Mackenzie were great fun, feeding the local donkey and playing cricket were highlights of the stay. It was great to visit Kovido and spend a few days with him catching up and sharing stories.
... Lots of quirky shops and galleries. The Museum was pretty cool too.
We visited a few of the galleries and walked through the botanic gardens. It is a lovely city despite the brokenness.
I guess because there are not many tourists in Christchurch because the infrastructure is still a bit broken and it is not as pretty as it used to be, prices in Christchurch are pretty ...