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Holiday in the South Island of New Zealand - Dec 07/Jan 08

Aahhh, holidays!

Cakelaw set off for Christmas holidays in the South Island of New Zealand with her mother and brother in late December. However, it was a very bumpy start. Our flight to Christchurch as delayed for 6 hours, and until the 11th hour, we were not given any promises that the plane would be leaving at all that night. The general malaise and despair among my fellow passengers can be clearly seen in the following photograph:

However, our 5.30pm flight finally left Brisbane Airport at 11.30pm, and we arrived in Christchurch the next morning at around 6am (NZ time). Below is a photo of the welcome sign in the international terminal of Christchurch airport, listing Christchurch's sister cities around the world:

Our "home" in Christchurch was the Holiday Inn on Avon in Oxford Terrace. It is situated about 10 minutes walk from the centre of town, but is in a lovely setting by the Avon River, and as Christchurch and the province of Canterbury, in which it is situated,…