Christchurch, New Zealand
Discovering the Potential of ChristchurchOnce a thriving, big city in the South Island, after a devastating earthquake that leveled the town and killed a large group of people a few years ago, Christchurch is still on the road to recovery.
Many people will tell you to skip it in favor of other spots in the South Island, but after spending some time around town, I realized Christchurch still has a lot to offer.
From rebuilt memorials and legacy stores around town, there is evidence everywhere of how much locals still love and care for their city.
There are plenty of new projects and initiatives to bring tourists back to Christchurch, and it's worth stopping by to see how much it's improving, even if for half a day.