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Old February 24th, 2010, 10:46 PM   #1
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[CHRISTCHURCH + AKAROA] New Zealand

This was our first visit to [CHRISTCHURCH] and as always New Zealand's South Island never ceases to amaze us. After throwing our bags down we grabbed a rental car and headed out to [AKAROA] which is just 75 kilometres from the city of Christchurch. [AKAROA] is a historic French and British settlement with a population of 600. Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, the village is full of colonial architecture, galleries, craft stores, and cafés with a French flair.









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Old February 24th, 2010, 10:50 PM   #2
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Very pretty
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Old February 24th, 2010, 11:48 PM   #3
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very pretty place, indeed! Looks like a great place to be.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 11:52 PM   #4
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Old February 25th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #5
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The people of New Zealand certainly have it good! To be able to live in such a beautiful location makes me very envious.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 03:47 AM   #6
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Kiwi cities simply wonderful as always..

You're doing a very good job here in SSC with all those nice pics from NZ, SYDNEY!

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Old February 25th, 2010, 05:04 AM   #7
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a lovely place to live....sooo placid and relaxing.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 05:35 AM   #8
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Yeah I can see why you chose such place to spend some of your Summer days

New Zealand is amazing!
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Old February 25th, 2010, 06:09 AM   #9
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Amazing place, thanks for sharing.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 11:12 AM   #10
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Old February 25th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #11
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Thank you for sharing!

How long does it take the flight between Auckland and Christchurch?
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Old February 25th, 2010, 07:03 PM   #12
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Christchurch city is indeed looking very nice, great
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Old February 25th, 2010, 09:29 PM   #13
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Very pretty
Yes indeed, the place just oozes charm, now if only I could afford a holiday home there

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very pretty place, indeed! Looks like a great place to be.
It is fab, thanks. Unfortunately we only stayed for a few hours but I would love to make a weekend of it It is very romantic there


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The people of New Zealand certainly have it good! To be able to live in such a beautiful location makes me very envious.
There used to be an ad campaign "we don't know how lucky we are mate" - all very true, it is a great country with great travel destinations


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You're doing a very good job here in SSC with all those nice pics from NZ, SYDNEY!

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Thanks, that is so sweet of you feel free to leave more comments like this


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a lovely place to live....sooo placid and relaxing.
So true, one can chill out and watch the endangered Akaroa dolphins from the pier without the noise of traffic humming in the background. It is bliss, I was sad to leave


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Yeah I can see why you chose such place to spend some of your Summer days

New Zealand is amazing!
We only had a couple of hours there before we headed back to Christchurch but I would love to travel there more often - maybe we should move there


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Thanks Pule, knowing what I know about you, you will love it here


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How long does it take the flight between Auckland and Christchurch?
Thank you - you are too kind The flight time is 1 hour and 30 minutes - before you know it you are there If you plan to visit CHC be well prepared, the place is crawling with tourists and make sure that you have car hire etc. booked way in advance - we were lucky enough to get the last available car. Thanks for the comment


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Christchurch city is indeed looking very nice, great
Thanks Christos, I am glad that you enjoy the pics
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Old February 25th, 2010, 10:50 PM   #16
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Old February 25th, 2010, 11:03 PM   #17
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a nice place to relax and retire.
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im always amazed at nz pictures!
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Old February 26th, 2010, 12:11 PM   #19
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Old February 26th, 2010, 09:29 PM   #20
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