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Christchurch Travel Blog› entry 33 of 47 › view all entries
August 8th, 2008 – by: manuel_s
On a hint from the Germans I'd met in KK I went over to the 'best hostel' of Christchurch (New Excelsior), so good in fact that plenty of people got stuck here for months on end. I met Sara again who had gone back after KK, and I ended up in a room with 2 Brazilians so got a chance to practice my Portuguese again. The first night went a bit pearshaped when an Ozzie got so drunk that he couldn't stop slagging off the Kiwis and in the end chucked out his girlfriends luggage into the courtyard in front of everybody.
As was to be expected I got a little bit stuck here, had a few nights out although the Christchurch club scene isn't that big despite it being the 2nd biggest city in the country (which doesn't mean all that much for a country of 4 million inhabitants I suppose). I still have to get used to their tastes in pop music, it includes a lot of old rock and cover bands are pretty happening, but come on guys, playing 'Footloose'?!? What's wrong with you!?? :-D
With Cristiano's banged up car we did some touring south of Christchurch and I got a first taste of how amazingly beautiful this country is. Oh yeah, it's also darn cold so spent some time shopping for a lot more winter clothes...
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