NZ Day 18 – Christchurch reunion

Farewell to my host Kevin, I start heading 40km north to Greymouth to catch a bus back to Christchurch. Taking a bus was not my plan before, but due to the fact that I lost a day in Wanaka and I want to spend more time with my hosts wherever I stay, I decide to cheat and hop on a bus, in exchange with more time staying in one place.

From Hokitika to Greymouth I only take 2 hours, so my speed is 20km/h, that is the fastest I have ever done, the road is quite flat indeed.

Greymouth has a train service going back to Christchurch, which is quite expensive.

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The bus cost me $45 and $15 for the bike, it is not cheap though.

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On the way we drive through Arthur’s Pass, sadly that we couldn’t stop to take picture…the ups and downs are really challenging on the road, I wish I could have spent 3 days crossing it back to Christchurch, next time…

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The journey takes around 4 hours, and finally I arrive at my hosts’ place. For us it is like a reunion since I left 2 weeks ago, we have so many things to catch up and I really thank them being my fans on this blog which encourage me to keep updating! They are also hosting a French couple and we have a lovely night sharing all our travel stories and plans. As I said in my previous post, you grow a lot mentally and spiritually through sharing and learning from each other, especially from open-minded persons, eg. Travelers!!

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