Bit late but oh well.. tiny bit of text.
So I went to Christchurch from 2 October the 6th and see my “old” flatmate Sven from Groningen. And damn it was cold compared to Auckland. He dropped me of to so I could grab something to eat at a Sushi restaurant… but he dropped me of in front of Burger & Beer in Sydenham. So… I got a delicious hamburger.
The 2nd day he gave me a private tour of the city (he’s helping in the rebuild) which consisted of him saying: “that’s going down, this will be demolished, etc…” to almost everything in sight. The tour was followed by me going to Quake city and a after that full day of walking through the city on my own. Which ended once again at the Burgers & beer.
Had my first BBQ in NZ with Sven and some his friends, got to see Godley head and could just enjoy the nature that was all around.
I must say that Christchurch is a beautiful city and a nice change from Auckland, but the damage the 2011 quake did was still everywhere to see, and results in a somewhat creepy city to stay in. They have a great opportunity to change the city into something magnificent and I hope they will.