This is me after my first experience of driving. If you notice, the steering wheel is on the right, and the roads are also reversed. To be honest, my first "experience" was driving less than half a mile from a shopping centre to our destination, but a few hours later, I actually drove for a whole sixteen minutes about halfway across the city. It was fun but takes a lot of mental energy. But I. Did. It!!!
The RE:Start Mall is a shopping centre totally based out of shipping containers. It is Christchurch's answer to re-building after the earthquake. This was a really cool thing to see. The Hummingbird Coffee company was where I got my excellent cafe mocha at the farmer's market this morning. Since this location was so convenient this afternoon, I got another one :)
So here's a quick glimpse of my day today. Internet access here is a little sporadic. Donny explained that it's because there is only one internet cable which serves all of New Zealand so there's not a lot of capacity for internet here. I guess we're kind of spoiled in Canada and the US when it comes to unlimited internet access. Anyways, I'll do my best to keep you all updated as much as I can. (And also I want to preserve as many memories as possible while they are fresh in my mind.)
Oh, and today is New Zealand's Fall time change so we get an extra hour of sleep tonight. Yay! It's also strange that we are loving the amazing weather and it is technically Fall here. The leaves are changing colours and everything.
*To read about Day 3, go here.