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Saturday, 27 December 2008
about three hours drive we have arrived in
that I think we should tour around the town centre of
27/12/2008, 7:48 p.m.
first went on the tram which took us around
My Mum met some Taiwanese lady advertising Falungong to her, my Mum argued whatever the lady said was incorrect and useless. There are many people like that lady who is into Falungong and into how the Chinese government is lying to the people and have poor human rights history.
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
27/12/2008, 7:53 p.m.
The garden was large, it was a great place for my sister Bonnie and Andy's daughter Tongtong, I led them straight to the Young Children's Play Area, where to our surprise we found out there was free public swimming pools there. Tongtong quickly went into the pools and started jumping around happily in the water, however my sister Bonnie did not bring her togs and started crying because she couldn't enjoy the water as Tongtong whose Mum brought the togs for her.
In the end however, she agreed to just go into the water with her undies and a t-shirt, only then did she start enjoy a bit of water fun.
Tomorrow we are planning to go to Hanmer Springs where there will be golf, spring hot pools, horse treks, archery and others. We will stay there for two days and hopefully can thorough relax in that beautiful tourist township. The trip to the township will be a short two hour drive which gives us pretty much two full days there for fun. Hopefully all we have to do is book when we arrive there.
27/12/2008, 7:51 p.m.
We went for punting at about 6 p.m., which I believe everyone enjoyed, because it was a new experience having to sit in an English punt and travel upstream the Avon river and then downstream, the trip took approximately 20 minutes, 10 minutes short of what they promised on the ticket, but we did not complain as it was the last trip of the day and maybe the punters were tired at the end of the day.
However during the trip I was quite impressed by the views, the still waters and I even saw a duck diving into the water because the water was so clear. The river wasn't deep at all, Andy asked for the depth to be about 40 cm, that isn't deep at all, which means it would give the punters extra grip on the bottom floor of the river bed, saving energy compared to if the river was deeper.
27/12/2008, 11:23 p.m.
night out the town to see some night life of
a distant and pretty scary drive along a mountain road we ended up in a dead
end where we can only view the ocean, but since it was dark we chose not to
stay there but to return to
was what actually happened, we went to the township centre then took some
photograph of the stone wall at the centre that looked similar to the one in