Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
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The hotel is located in the earthquake area. Nice rooms. Breakfast buffet. Easy checking in at midnight
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Day 72 - Sun 8th.Feb.
Slept late due to time difference then ventured out to explore.
Hotel overlooked Cathedral Square which was badly damaged in the earthquakes of 2010/2011. Part of the cathedral is still a building site and unsafe as is most of central Christchurch. Scaffolding galore, big open spaces with mounds of rubble and some …
Woke up after a great night sleep to a lovely breakfast. We then visited the ruined art center, a local market, the main town museum, the botanical gardens, then took a bus to the Gondola cable car, which was awesome. We then took ?the bus back to town and strolled in a new mall, that is made of huge ship containers. Back in the hotel, some packing …
After a great business class flight we landed in Auckland, waited for a while and continued to our first destination in New Zealand - Christchurch. The city is still in ruins and looks mostly deserted, other than the cathedral square. We went for a walk in town and had a nice dinner at the hotel. The exploration begins tomorrow. Happy holidays, everyone! :)
Denne dagen satt vi og ventet på Sydney AirPort. Vi har kikket i butikker og handlet litt. Fant en flott hatt. Vi spiste lunsj og frokost. Fra en av spise plassene kunne vi se Sydney i horisonten. Tre timers flytur til Christchurch og innsjekking på hotellet kl 0130.
Ankom Christchurch kl01.30, slitne ja, men alt hadde gått fint med reisen. Her bor vi i et av hotellene som ble minst skadet av jordskjelvet i 2011, rett ved siden av katedralen som er nesten totalskadet, men som det ikke er bestemt om skal rehabiliteres eller rives. Kontrasten fra Saigon kunne ikke vært større, rette, brede veier uten …