Some examples of great value for money during my final few days' spending splurge :
* A Krakow evening meal of (large) chicken schnitzel, potatoes, peas, carrots and a Coke Zero drink for NZ $10 (UK £5).
* Bangkok supermarket shopping for four shaving razor blades, two large tubes of Colgate sensitive teeth toothpaste, two good quality pairs of socks, three cans of Coke Zero and a box of six Belgian chocolates... all for $14 (£7).
* Also in Bangkok I got two pairs of New Balance shoes and four nice t-shirts for $220 (£110). I think one pair of the shoes alone would have cost close to $200 in Wellington.