Travel Blogs from Christchurch
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 set off to walk the city, look at the fanzone and view the earthqauke damage, the centre of the city which took the brunt of the quake is fenced off , it looks as though the older building, those aged a hundred years or older have in the main taken the worst punishment , old churches are devestated . Even offices / houses outside of the fence …
So where to start today? The start? Why not! Forrest and I woke up after a good nights sleep where we could stretch out fully and use the extra warmth of Viki's sleeping bag. We shared it to begin with but at about 5 am, according to Forrest, I stole it from him. Rubbish...he donated to to me. He's a lovely guy. We got ourselves ready for the day and went inside to Bob and Barbara's where Barbara had made breakfast of tea and toast. It was posh bread too, not just ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
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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