Copthorne Hotel Commodore Christchurch Airport
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... went sour. I had researched and knew that the taxi ride should cost approximately $28 NZ. I had also checked the map enough to have a sense that we were not taking the quickest route. To make a long story short, our chatty, friendly taxi driver was scamming us and absolutely refused to admit he was taking a much longer than necessary route. Ended up costing us $50...and a ...
... for grownups. I’m looking forward to getting on the ice tomorrow. We will be flying in a C17 which is considered luxury down here. A C17 is basically the size of a 737 or even bigger. Not as nice inside though. We will be in palletized seating. I guess we will see what that means. The trip lasts about 5 hours and we will wear our winter gear on the plane. Hopefully next time I write something it will be from the McMurdo Station ...
... countryside in search of a Department of Conservation (DOC) campsite. We saw several Australasian Harriers gliding above the farmland. These birds of prey are incredibly abundant here and it is rare to drive for ten minutes along country roads without seeing one. We traveled through stud farm country for over half an hour before asking some locals if they knew of the campsite we were searching for. They did not so we turned around. Although it was a fruitless hour's ...
... to our hotel, Chateau On The Park, our home for the next three nights. We emptied all our things and took them through to our respective rooms. Sue and I said a sad farewell to the van and the Mikes drove it to the hire company. We had lunch in the Clacton's room and then did some washing and chilled until going to dinner. Dinner was quite posh I guess, with everyone wearing something 'tidy,' Sue and I went for the chef's chicken curry with coconut - Thai ...
... Tannery, an old leather tanning facility that has now been turned into a boutique shopping mall. Many of the shops that were displaced from the city center took up a lease in this facility. We arrived around 5PM, and the shops were already closing up. Apparently, most retail in Christchurch is only open for eight hours a day. When I asked when the people who work shopped, our guide responded, "On the weekends." And there you have it.