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New Zealand-Travelogue  |  Travel time: September 2005 - July 2006  |  by marc and nora L.

The South Island: Christchurch

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After a few rainy days in Kaikoura we headed South to Christchurch where we checked ourselves into campsite so we could go and check out the city (and to get a wash......a increasingly seldom activity these days for us both!!)

As it was quite late in the day we just a had a general wander around the city centre which is nothing to blow you away. We did make our way down to the Arts Centre which is a really nice old complex of Victorian University buildings which are now converted into a arts and crafts and food and drink market which is held at weekends...and weekend it was. We then a had look in the Museum of New Zealand which was quite nice considering it was for free (donation = free doesn't it?) Then after a quick walk through the botanical gardens our time in Christchurch was over apart from another night in the back of a car of course...

on the thinnest matress in the world which sits atop a comfy piece of plywood. Oh yeah and this was the coldest night ever! It must have been below 0´C in the back of that bloody station wagon...

oh how we live in the lap of luxury on this trip!!!
After a lazy start to the next day we jumped into car/bedroom/lounge and started our journey towards the NZ Southern Alps and to Mount Cook.

christchurch tram

christchurch tram

cycling in NZ

cycling in NZ

christchurch

christchurch

© marc and nora L., 2005
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Hello - 5 more days!!! On the 12th of September we are setting off! Our plan is to travel round the world for a period of 10 months. 1st stop: Thailand (1 month) and cambodia 2nd stop: Via Singapore (overland) to Australia where we plan to stay for approximately 4-5 months. 3rd stop: New Zealand (2 months) (north and south island) 4th stop: South America (approx. 3 months) (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and if time and money allows we might visit costa rica)
Details:
Start of journey: Sep 12, 2005
Duration: 11 months
End of journey: Jul 31, 2006
Travelled countries: world-wide
United Kingdom
Thailand
Malaysia
Cambodia
Singapore
Australia
Australia & Pacific
New Zealand
South America
Chile
Argentina
Bolivia
Peru
Ecuador
Canada
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marc and nora L. is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 15 years.
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