Sun 10 Jun 2007
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At our first New Zealand hostel in Auckland we joined BBH, a budget backpackers' hostel group. This gave us access to discounts at the many BBH member hostels throughout NZ and we have stayed mostly at BBH hostels and been glad for our membership. So going into Christchurch we had a couple of recommendations from other BBH travelers. We looked in at one hostel that only had dorm beds available so we went out to Sumner on the coast and to The Marine Backpackers. We liked it so much we checked in for a week.
There are lots of cliffs around Sumner, with houses perched all along the slopes.
Besides the attractive beach town itself, the Sumner area has some sceninc drives.
New Zealanders take those drives too and we shared a picnic lunch with two of them who share grandchildren, one's daughter having married the other's son.
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As you see, our posts aren't in chronological order. We were so long delayed in getting started that we'll be posting earlier photos as well as more current ones.
We are still healthy and remain very happy with all our New Zealand experiences.
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