Our first city in New Zealand was Christchurch, where my brother has been studying for the past five months. It's a very cool city with incredible views (really, all of New Zealand has incredible views!). My brother took us on a gondola ride just outside of the city. I totally thought that meant we were going on a boat ride on the river with a guy in a flat-top hat, but I was wrong, ha! A gondola ride in New Zealand is actually more like a chair-lift that goes up a hill, showing off some gorgeous scenery. Ocean, hills, grass and snow-capped mountains all in one view. it was simply beautiful!
The weather in Christchurch was not too chilly considering it's winter there. It was about 50 degrees and really sunny. A quilted jacket, sweater, jeans & booties worked out perfectly! People also dress very casual in New Zealand, so I kept it pretty low-key. I can't wait to share more with you all!
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