We travelled into CBD, and found a park. Of course, we were late, keeping both our friends and family waiting. First stop was the container mall and coffee. Christchurch's new mall is made of shipping containers, a novel and safe idea. Every where we saw earthquake damage and rebuilding. The landscape was missing some 1500 buildings from our previous visit in 2010.
The CBD has embraced street art in a big way. Almost every damaged building has a painting. Impressive!
We had the pleasure of as catching up with Marie (Cos' cousin) and husband Nick. Nick gave us a walking tour of the CBD and surrounding area. It was very insightful and far better than just wandering around the streets.
After the museum, we went to the phone shops at Northlands Shopping centre. I'm beginning to hate phones, we have had nothing but bad luck with them. Melissa's NZ prepaid phone refuses to send texts so we will need to return to the shops for new sim. We even spent 30 minutes on Vodafone help line as well, no luck. Grrrr!
Eventually we returned to our accomodation for BBQ. The ten ten parks are great places.