After just about a five hour flight from Papeete to Auckland, and crossing time zones, we arrived to New Zealand early afternoon on Tuesday. We picked up our rental car- and I jumped right into left-side driving! The most challenging piece of this driving seems to be the controls being reversed- resulting in my windshield wipers going wild every dang time I try to signal a turn. It’ll sink in eventually- probably just in time for us to leave New Zealand ;) We made a quick stop at The Warehouse- best compared to Walmart- to grab bottled water, fruit, and snacks. We found our way into the city center and our hostel (Auckland Nomad). There was a restaurant named Fort St Union attached to the hostel, where they offered hostel guests a free pitcher of beer with purchase of a pizza- yes please!