Te Waipounamu🇳🇿

New Zealand’s South Island is our destination of choice for this year’s summer holiday – in January because we’re on the southern hemisphere and if we went it August we’d need to bring our skis 😉  We fly with Australia’s national carrier Quantas to Christchurch and arrive there in the middle of the night, hence we book a cosy “Jucy Snooze” right by the airport before picking up our rental car the next morning.

It’s a beautiful day, we breath crisp fresh air and walk through Christchurch’s heritage heart, sadly hollowed out by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes that shook the city, leaving almost 200 people dead and with more than 80% of buildings that had to be taken down and are currently being rebuilt. Folks are super positive and getting creative, we’re having microbrewery beer&burger lunch at a lovely makeshift place – on a terrace in front of a converted container.

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