Chinese settlement in Arrowtown: Back in the late 1800s, several Chinese came to Otago during the “gold rush” and stayed in this part of QT. Some of their homes have been preserved to give us a glimpse into their lives so far away from their loved ones, creating a family and clan of their own here, toiling everyday. Walking into these empty homes where people made a home away from home made me feel a certain something in my stomach. Because deep within, I relate to it, this pursuit away from home.
Other deets: this is in the heart of Arrowtown, has a lovely cafe, so close to Chop Shop (our favourite, already shared in an earlier post) and a great place to start the trails.

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