Thursday, August 03, 2006


The Tonga islands are flat and low as is Niue. But Tonga is an archipelago consisting of many islands. This is the lee side where the whales prefer to be.

This is Lofi, a local monger of handicraft and the first person we meet in Neiafu.

Neiafu is a small city with some 6000 inhabitants and rather much tourism, both backpackers and yachties.

Is Fredrik considering a night at Puataukanave International Hotel? First class one should think.

Damn! Where did we leave the boat?

Puh! Found it at last.

People in the Kingdom of Tonga are very religious. Mormons have a stronghold here.
A mixture of worship and commerce.

This rainbow so close that you could almost touch it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey great pictures hope i was there with you !!!!!

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy to see the picture of St. Joseph Church because it was where I was baptised. Thank you.

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting those beautiful photos of Neiafu, I never thought I will ever want to go back there because of the heat, looking at those photos just made me forget about the heat and want to dive into the beautiful sea!!!!!!!!!

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is great. Your pictures and stories. Want to go there just by looking at it. I am from there but came to America when I was 6. Someday I will go and see Vava'u for sure.

2:14 PM  
Blogger wendy said...

how do you get to go on trips like this? that is what i want to do eventually but i am scared i will never get the chance

12:40 PM  

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