Well, I finally saw water go down a drain...
... and it goes that way! Finally, a sink that doesn't slurp like a vacuum. Hurray! My quest is accomplished. Moving on...
I have spent the last of my New Zealand money, and because all the banks are closed on Saturday, I'm going to have to get creative. I need $15 for the departure tax at the airport, or I guess I won't be allowed to leave the country? I went over to the hotel beside the Polynesian Spa to change a traveler's cheque, but they said they had no money. When I told the manager I only needed $20, he cut me a break.
Just watched some New Zealand news. The news opens with world events and "The Fall of the USSR", immediately followed by a story about a woman who was burned at the age of three who just had a baby, followed by tips for the gardener. The news is only 8 minutes into an hour long show. In a way, it sums up the paradise that New Zealand is quite nicely. I have a hankerin' to hear some Clash, "Should I Stay or Should I Go".
I will miss traveling with Gail. Tomorrow, she will continue her way south while I head north, back to Auckland and off to the airport to catch my flight to Fiji.
Ta, New Zealand!
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"How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to."