Lovely City, Swank Hotel

Trip Start Dec 16, 2009
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Flag of New Zealand  , South Island,
Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas day is the best day to travel.  It took two minutes to get through security in Auckland. Especially since the counter person just asked my name and printed our boarding passes.

It was a quick flight to Christchurch, where Brianna and I stayed in a hostel for two nights before checking into the über-swank Hotel SO.  The hotel is a collection of space-pod-like rooms with customizable mood lighting and an alarm system that mimics the rising sun to wake you.

It was small, but efficient and very comfortable.  Plus, we felt like we were in Kubrick's 2001.

Christchurch itself is a charming city with a cathedral at it's center. I mean, it's called Christchurch...

We meandered through the museum and walked through the gardens.  We spent a n afternoon punting on the Avon.  Yes, we're fancy.  Punting means gondola-ing, and the Avon is the river that runs through the town.  When the English settled, it was common for them to have gardens in the center of their cities, and so all along the river banks are trees and flowers.
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t-roy on

love the pics jo-jo!! great to hear from you at christmas and happy happy kiwi new year!!!

Ben Dicosta on

This is really a different thought of mood lighting .Thanks for sharing your research matters

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