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Checked into the motel early and the manager was really friendly. The motel is very centrally located 2 min from Bradley Park. A number of cool eateries are located on Riccarton Road within walking distance of the motel. Worth the stay....
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This morning we return to the city centre and visit The Quake Museum. This is a great way to Learn about the recent and earlier earthquakes in Christchurch, and to understand the effects on the city and the residents.
After visiting The Quake we walked through the Container Shopping Mall which is fantastic and very enterprising.
We collect the car from Apex and head to Littleton and around the outer areas of Christchurch to see what's happened since we were here 2 years ago.
Sadly there is much demolition but no signs of new build yet.
in the afternoon we walk into Christchurch City centre and find the same sad sight of many demolished buildings and, …
We arrive at Christchurch at midnight and th it fakes another hour to clear immigration and customs etc....a but tiring!
We arrive at the Motel and it's excellent so we get a good nights sleep!
We left Glentanner in Mount Cook in the morning and drove through Lewis Pass to Christchurch. We had a quick detour around Lake Tekapo for the scenery but made good time and arrived early afternoon. We checked into our hostel on the outskirts of the city and drove in to have a look around. The first thing that struck us was how much damage the 2011 earthquake had caused, and how little they have been able to put the city back together. There ...
... t even been touched since. It really made me think of places like Haiti and the Philippines, if a country like New Zealand that has the money and the means to clean up and rebuild are taking so long, what must these countries who don't have the resources look like!
It is obvious the city has been through a lot but there are still really nice parts, the botanical gardens and re:start mall were ...