Trip Start Sep 01, 2005
29Trip End Feb 28, 2006
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Christchurch is a planned city built by the English and a university town. As such, the heart of the city is very English and certainly has more architectural heritage than the other major cities we have visited. The city also enjoys a rich cultural scene; trams; punting on the "Avon"; good restaurants, etc. It feels very much like home but hotter.
We also needed to be in Christchurch for Thomas and Vinnie to sell their van as their trip is now over and they are now heading back to Denmark. Our first day was spent putting out sale posters and by evening the van was sold.
No longer needing to be based in the city, a quick look at the map revealed the nearby coastal region of Banks Peninsula and the town of Akaroa
We're briefly back in Christchurch for a final night out with Vinnie and Thomas before dropping them at the airport and then off to Hamner Springs for a few days.