Arrived in Christchurch we leave our suitcases in the motel and go for a walk to the city center, what is presented to us is a sad and depressing sight, the beautiful city that we remember, no longer exists, the cathedral was gutted, buildings are destroyed and the center is completely empty, the only presences are the workmen that would cleaning and reconstructing buildings. Of the beautiful city, full of life and young guys, nothing remain, the great tradition of the university town has been hit hard. You can still see groups of guys, but lack those places and structures that once welcomed them and made them eat and entertain. However, we found a corner specifically designed to jump-start the economy, consisting of shops, builded up with containers, modified to install the windows instead of the plates.