We loved Christchurch! We had some unexpected, additional time there and were very glad that we did. It’s clear that the city is still rebuilding following the 2011 earthquake, but there is culture, ingenuity and New Zealand hospitality around every corner.
We rented bikes and spent a full day touring the sites ending up back at our adorable B&B. The pub attached to the B&B had delicious food, an awesome beer selection and live music. Our kind of place!
It was heartbreaking to see the destruction and hear residents’ stories of post quake life, but Christchurch has spunk and character and we look forward to returning. Sadly, it was the last stop on our two+ week adventure and it was time to start the journey home. Until next time, New Zealand!