The Ramen Shop I’d slept late and I didn’t really know what to eat so that usually means ramen, or at least it has done on this leg of my trip. I was staying not far from a place called The Ramen Shop which seemed a likely candidate so I strolled round there after a …

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27 Steps On my last night in Christchurch, I finally found a place with a crowd of appreciative punters, a lively atmosphere and a bit of spirit about it. As previously admitted, I’ve been the author of my own misfortune by visiting sleepy Christchurch on quiet days of the week, but it was still good …

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The Greek Food Truck Where were you during your first earthquake? Well, in my case I was sitting on the bus at Wellington airport, waiting to drive back into the city after a few days in Christchurch. As a 6.2 quake rattled for more than 30 seconds, I just thought it was the driver messing …

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Francesca’s Italian Kitchen I’d had a very good wander around the middle bits of Christchurch and while my original plan was to eat in one of the less formal eateries, I bumped into Francesca’s Italian Kitchen, next to the Isaac Theatre Royal, at just around the time when a seat and a menu felt like …

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Bunsen I had it in mind to use my last full day in Christchurch for a lengthy walk around the Botanic Gardens, then perhaps a look at their art gallery and museum as time allowed. That suggested a hearty breakfast so I hot-footed along to Bunsen, the cafe in the Arts Centre, which looked to …

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