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Meet Wilson, your run-of-the-mill hostel dweller. Oh, and that's Pete on the right.
Flying in over the Southern Alps of New Zealand I already got a feel for the beauty of the country, "this must be good", it's a scenery unlike anything I've seen before and hard to describe, just check the pictures later on.
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.
Between Christchurch and Lyttelton #5
Police came, he got arrested and spent the night in jail. I ended up translating for his girlfriend -who also happened to be Brazilian- when he went for a preliminary hearing the next morning. Some first 24hrs for me.
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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Meet Wilson, your run-of-the-mill …
Meet Wilson, your run-of-the-mill…
Between Christchurch and Lyttelton…
Between Christchurch and Lyttelto…
Chilling at the hostel before ever…
Chilling at the hostel before eve…
Coming out of the courthouse...
Coming out of the courthouse...
Manchester street
Manchester street
Sara and what shed like to do all…
Sara and what she'd like to do al…
Louise & Sara (feeling cold I thin…
Louise & Sara (feeling cold I thi…
Between Christchurch and Lyttelton…
Between Christchurch and Lyttelto…
Between Christchurch and Lyttelton…
Between Christchurch and Lyttelto…
Between Christchurch and Lyttelton…
Between Christchurch and Lyttelto…
Between Christchurch and Lyttelton…
Between Christchurch and Lyttelto…
Between Christchurch and Lyttelton…
Between Christchurch and Lyttelto…
Cristiano & his funky ride
Cristiano & his funky ride
Recycling is a big thing in NZ
Recycling is a big thing in NZ
Christchurch
photo by: Fulla