Day whatever, Jan 5th, Whitianga
I finally reached my dream destination: back on the Coromandel again. Apart from Wellington and Auckland this is the only location I’m coming back to this time and there’s a reason for it. The hostel is absolutely marvelous, if I were to revert to the old Hitler ratings it would be a 11 out of 10: free beach towels, free towels, private bath and kitchen, ocean view, right on the beach, clean, friendly, central. Was braucht man mehr? Wo ich schon dabei bin, die anderen Hostels so far: Auckland, City Garden Lodge, bin nicht umsonst dahin zurueck: central (Parnell) but quiet, clean, friendly, towels, no worries. Paihia, Pickled Parrot: Extremely small room, but otherwise clean and quiet, a bit far out, but still worth going to, no towels. Whangarei, Bunkdown Lodge: far away from the center, clean and quiet though, no towels, extremely friendly hosts, thank you Peter! Time’s up.