We took British Airways and/or Qantas Airways *booking BA by some flights were operated by QF).
|Inside Christchurch's Int'l Airport, after immigration clearance|
|Neighbourhood @ Hounslow St.|
*It was SUMMER time when we went to NZ but the weather for many days were cold and nice.. only few days hot and raining during 15 days of our visit. Also the UV in NZ is very high .. need a good sunglasses to protect our eyes.. Many of our photos were with black sunglasses .. Cool .. *
|@BEE HEALTHY, buy manuka honey|
The Christchurch Botanic Gardens, located in the central city of Christchurch, New Zealand are botanical gardens founded in 1863.The Christchurch Botanic Gardens have a variety of collection of exotic and local plants of New Zealand. For this visit, we only visited and enjoyed The ROSE GARDEN, which has more than 250 varities of roses.
|Yellow rose with Mr. Yellow ( 黃)|
|Everybody jumped for joy .. As HE is the source of our Joy|
(On last day, 13 Dec 13, some of us visited Botanic Garden again at the other part of the garden before departed to airport.)
We went for lunch @ South City Mall .. I tried the Indian chicken butter curry.
|Sisters in action .. HE makes me lie down in green pastures|
|New Brighton Pier|
|Love the blue sky, clear blue water .. erase all the blue feelings|
|Chestnut Tree-Castanea sp.|
Why is New Zealand called New Zealand?
Answer: The name New Zealand originated with Dutch cartographers, who named the islands Nova Zeelandia, after the Dutch province of Zeeland. The name was later anglicized to New Zealand by British explorer James Cook. New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses ‒ that of the North Island and South Islands ‒ and numerous...