Category: Christchurch

21 Feb

Feeling like a vagrant

Feeling like a vagrant

Of my entire trip so far, this past week in Christchurch, I’ve felt most like the homeless vagrant my mother thinks I am. Shuffling between houses every couple of days, lugging suitcases, constantly the stranger in someone else’s home… We’ve stayed in friend’s houses before, but not usually so many over such a short span of time. Our Christchurch friends [...]

16 Feb

Cordoning off an entire city

Cordoning off an entire city

It’s been a year and a half since Christchurch had their first major earthquake. Since then there’ve been three other major quakes, and thousands of other tiny ones that take place almost every other day or so. We couldn’t help but do some earthquake tourism while here.   The entire city centre has been cordoned off because they were the [...]

13 Feb

The best Jetstar flight…

The best Jetstar flight

…is when you don’t have to fly Jetstar at all. So one day before we were supposed to leave Sydney for Christchurch, Arrch gets a call from Jetstar saying that they’ve cancelled our flight to Christchurch. That in itself isn’t too surprising because Jetstar is notorious for canceling flights at the last minute. But what was awesome was that they put us [...]