HarsH ReaLiTy Challenge – Daily Life in Christchurch, New Zealand
OM from HarsH ReaLiTy challenged bloggers to do a day in the life type blog of our regular every day lives. The original post is here. I have been loving the entries and in a small way experiencing other peoples daily lives.
Often we post about exotic places we have been but the daily experience of people in other places is often just as interesting.
So my contribution to this is my bike home from work earlier in the week. I bike to work most days when its not raining, or too icy in winter. Christchurch is a very flat city so ideal for cycling if you are happy to risk your life against the awful drivers, lack of cycle ways and morons who cut you off or fling open their car doors.
Its approximately 6-7kms from home to work dependant on which route I take, and takes me about 25 minutes at a moderate, commuter pace.
So on this particular ride home, I’d started very early in the morning so finished work about 3pm. Probably the worst time to take photos on my poor old iPhone4 #firstworldproblems Therefore I have had to cull a lot of photos which were just too hard to see in the very bright early autumn sunlight.
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I really enjoyed reading your post! Christchurch is beautiful!
I love your how neat your desk is and how you can look out and enjoy the bright blue sky, sunlight and beautiful wide open space. Oh and your bike is too cute! =)
Thanks, its a great city to live in and I’m fortunate my parents chose to move here when I was a small child.
Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
Thanks for sharing some photos for the challenge! I would love to visit New Zealand someday! -OM
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It is a fantastic idea. Thanks for the reblog (before I even got a chance to ask 🙂 )
No worries! 🙂
I had no idea Christchurch is so flat. Thanks for the tour.
It is situated on the Canterbury Plains but surrounded by hills (or as my British relatives call them – mountains) and mountains – the Southern Alps.
We do get gale force winds in summer sometimes which is a pain to bike in but it’s not often enough to put me off biking.
that was interesting ……..but I think the number of people in ur city is not big….the streets are nearly empty……I enjoyed the tour ….thanks..
It’s a smaller city – about 350,000 people. Despite this at certain times of day we have traffic problems and many cyclists get killed each year. Both good reasons to have a great cycle path system.