It happens to everyone when visiting a foreign country. Some things there just seem to be made or done in a weirdest possible way. I moved to the Queen’s island and their taps amazed me and they keep going. My new hobby now is to take pictures of taps and sinks.
The first one in a series is “The divided tap” or separate tap. The sink has two taps: one for hot and another for cold water. And they are at least half a meter apart. At first I thought it was impossible to get a warm water of right temperature. But I was wrong. You plug up the sink, then open both taps simultaneously and when you have the water of right temperature in the sink you wash yourself. I’d never come up with such an idea myself and have never thought of filling up the sink with water.
There is just no way of getting running warm water to rinse hands.