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Our month in New Zealand began in Christchurch, its second-largest city. At 12:51 pm on Tuesday, 22 February 2011, Christchurch was struck by a powerful quake which claimed 185 lives and levelled much of the central business district.
We knew this, of course. But we simply weren't prepared for how badly the city has been affected. Two …
Woke up and am loving the time change. Ate eggs and hash for breakfast, packed up our things and headed to the bus stop. We drove for a couple hours and stopped in Omarara for a pit stop and headed toward Twizel. We had lunch at Lake Tekapo and I had fish and chips again. We drove trough the curves and stopped in Geraldine for a comfort break …
This morning it was still pitch black as we loaded up the car and took the quiet country roads back to the centre of Queenstown. Parking up the hire car in the rental companies space, I put the keys where I'd been told to, under the number plate. All we can say is that either there aren't many thieves or the cars just too old to steal if thats the …
Before we left we stopped by Trader Joes to get some goodies for hte flight. The cashier, clearly well trained in chit-chat, asked the couple before us in line, "Äny big plans for the weekend."No," they replied. When the next couple approached, she asked the same question. "Any big plans for the weekend?" "Yes," they assured, "We're making lasagna …
CC was quiet, we stayed a few days and then made our way to the next stop Greymouth on the tranzalpine express
How has this hotel rated in the past?
I wish I knew what this house was like back in its prime. It's so big and beautiful.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.