Lorenzo Motor Lodge
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Lovely stay, great spa bath, perfectly clean. Fantastic location. Upgraded to a one bedroom by the very helpful owner. Would be my first pick staying in Christchurch again.
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No tours planned today, but we didn't exactly rest. Started with the inner-city tram tour and then did lots of walking, viewing the devastation from the earthquakes. It is heartbreaking to see the loss of so many heritage buildings. The city has been very innovative with the rebuild and with adding beauty to the hard hit areas. The 'ReStart Mall' is built with steel shipping containers. They are set up in one area with regular stores set up in ...
... were huge waterfalls and turquoise rivers, thick forest and bare peaks. It was really beautiful. When we crossed the watershed the plants got more lush and tropical. The only problems are gorse and broom which the original settlers brought to make hedges to keep the stock in. They have gone wild and are very difficult to get rid of. We could go into an open air carriage to view the scenery and take photos. Sometimes the scenery ...
... in New Zealand two days before Christmas do? Take a photo with Santa of course! We waited in line with all the wee ones and everything. Fun fact: This was Elizabeth and Kalah's first photo with Santa! The first of many firsts for this group on this trip.
After the mall we explored the ReStart Mall ( a mall built from shipping containers after the 2011 earthquake), the Christchurch Cathedral and ...
... we visited the Quake City, an exhibition looking at the earthquake history in the area and the after effect of the big one in 2011. It was a really moving experience and one that left us both a bit emotional as videos of parents trying to find their kids were intermingled with debris and photos of the carnage. We dropped our bags back to the hotel and jumped on the tram that travelled on a seven stop track between the Botanical Gardens and a shopping area called New ...
... secreted by each individual paua. We were told Paua exist in America and Australia, however their colours are too pink and too grey to make a blue pearl.We had a lovely day, but unfortunately we needed to head back towards Christchurch, where Angela had made everyone a gorgeous chicken dish for our evening meal for when we returned. This was all washed down with some more Pegasus wine. I think the tequila and beers may also have come out at one point! Another great day full of great memories.