Gothic Heights Motel
Travel Blogs from Christchurch
... ago. You are now allowed in the city center, however many of the roads are semi-blocked and there is construction everywhere. We got in close and were able to take a photo of the semi-demolished cathedral and could see the cone of ferns.
We did a bit of souvenir shopping, and stopped for a snack at a local cookie shop. We left the city center and headed to Richard Laing's house, just a short drive away. We arrived to an empty household as the 3 boys were at ...
... slightest bit interested in anything we’d bought. They just wanted a look at the carvings, not if they were infested with borer!
I still can’t believe that Qantas charge a premium for planes with no in-seat inflight entertainment. Virgin is upping the domestic ante and Qantas really needs to start getting their fleet into the 21st century. The best thing about the flight was that it actually landed in Brisbane a couple of minutes early.
... After all, mum woke this morning to find the dinning room flooded as the courtyard drain was blocked and water had risen high enough to sneak into the house. I was able to score a ride to the airport with my parents today, as they are flying to Nelson to see the latest addition to the Scott family, Henry. It does mean I'll have a little bit of a wait, but hey I'm sure I can ...
... is just one road between south and north; highway nr. 1! The only
other option is the west-coast road, parallel but difficult and a huge detour! And
in between? Nothing! This vast, mountainous island is very empty. Stop and fill
up when you see a petrol station. The next one is still far away. Villages or
settlements are few and far between, bit lots of sheep grazing in the hills. After
following the ocean for over 60 km (many more ...
... a haagland I think and the man driving was shouting very loud. We watched a 4D movie and got spat at by a seagul and snowflakes fell on me as well. I was very lucky to make friends with some penguins and a seal (but the seal wasn't really real).
I think the grown-up would like to go to the real Antarctic one day, but it would be too cold. The grown-up said that at least now she will remember whrere the polar bears are... they weren't here.
Till next time... ...