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June 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #984
hello, so iʹm getting the last bit of my rpsc paperwork done and need to come up with what motel to request in chch. any pointersʔ iʹm a fairly average 20yo guy (21 by then) who will be working as fuels ga in mcmurdo. iʹm guessing there are a few choice motels for ice people, anyone care to divulge which they areʔ thanksǃJune 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #8891
you know the song…yyyyyyy-m-c-aya-da-da-da-da-da-dayyyyyyy-m-c-aetc. silly costume not required.itʹs a nice place. the only catch is they wonʹt wake you up in the morning so youʹll need an alarm clock.some of the downtown backpackers are okay too if youʹre on a budget. stay near the central part of town, itʹs more fun. if youʹre not on a budget just get a room at the heritage. if you want to go the b&b route, maybe try the windsor (the older set — yikes, thatʹs meǃ — stay there often). itʹs clean and proper, and kinda fun for a b&b.my .02June 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #8892
iʹll echo glenn. ymca for low cost nice. windsor for a step up. when we get off the ice we always stay the first few days at the windsor. the owners are nice and they take good care of the ice people. at either place you will be in the company of a large number of ice people. the y is near the bus route. itʹs about 5 blocks or so from downtown and and easy walk. itʹs across the street from the arts center which is a good place to spend some time, especially on a saturday when the street vendors set up in the parking lot. annies wine bar resturant is in the artcenter complex along with an internet coffeeshop and tons of shops. dux delux resturant is also in the same block. the christchurch museum is 2 blocks away. bear in mind that on the trip down you may not have time to sight see in cheech. if the planes run on schedule you may find yourself arriving in cheech, doing the clothing issue and flying the next day. thatʹs the worst case scenerio. best case is the weather is bad down here and you are stuck in cheech for a week. after the first couple of days, you get 150 dollars a day kiwi for expenses. the y is around 60 a night which leaves you with enough money to have some fun. mikeJune 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #8887
i stayed at ʹʹliving spaces – the innʹʹ it was sort of middle range and like 80/night ish. the service wasnʹt that great but the room was really nice, clean all the good stuff. close enough to the center of town so i could walk to baileyʹs and get the ice discout, drink my self silly and i still have a couple few hundred kiwi left over to blow at scott base, and some for a few nights at the y or a backpacker place when i get back in town in…a year. -nateJune 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #8888
iʹm convinced that a large percentage of the program just live at baileyʹs while they are in chc…heck, iʹve seen participants there in the early morning sitting on a stool and downing a pint of cd (i was just walking by outside of course….you know, looking for coffeeǃ) and the same guys and gals there late that same night…..same stools…..expat ice fixtures at baileyʹs….the backpacker warnerʹs hotel runs is ok, and lots of people stay there.see you at baileyʹsǃJune 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #8889
coolǃ thanks for the pointers, will hopefully be staying at the y in october. canʹt wait to get on that airplaneǃJune 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #8890
i always stayed at the backpackers in the square thats above baileys bar since thats the ice expat bar.
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