Believe it or not, this is a tourist attraction in New Zealand:
The public toilets in Kawakawa in the northern part of the North Island were designed by the German artist Hundertwasser and they are now one of the biggest things going for the little town on the way to the Bay of Islands.
We rented one of the smallest cars in the country but we just needed it to take us up to the scenic coastal area a few hours north of Auckland.
The weather was mostly gorgeous and yesterday we did a coastal hiking trail linking the towns of Paihia and Opua.
What we didn't spend on the rental car, we used to splurge on accomodations.
We rented a beach front apartment in Paihia that was larger than the entire B1 wing at the South Pole. I swear the walk-in closet was bigger than a standard berthing room back at the station.
Cuban cigar: $30. Enjoying it on your beachfront balcony: priceless.