Downtown Christchurch. Great to have a couple nights to regroup and get last minute items. These include tapestries to temper the harsh light in the dorm rooms, or fresh exotic fruits (no access to freshies after 1 month on station), and other assorted stuff, assuming they could fit in your baggage. For those coming from the northwest, yea, this place feels very comfortable. Great people, low key pace, and weather that reminds me of home.