Tonga

Farewell to Tongatapu, Tonga

Farewell to Tongatapu, Tonga

After a relaxing four days in ‘Eua, the weather changed from a crystal, turquoise-skied bliss to downright nasty rain with gale-like winds. Twas perfect cozying-up-with-a-good-book weather you might say? I thought so, too. However, instead of cuddling with a blanket and cup…

Relaxing in ‘Eua, Tonga

Ferry travel in Tonga – do you dare? Taking the ferries in Tonga is a life experience, one that can range from a pleasurable whale-watching journey to a nightmarish-ride with only the prayers of your fellow passengers keeping you going…

Living on Tongan Time

Tonga is delightful. From the incredible stretches of uninhabited beaches to the huggable, lovable nature of the islanders, Tonga proves to be both a visual gem and cultural stunner of the South Pacific. (Of course, all of the South Pacific…

Uoleva – A Tongan Paradise

Uoleva – A Tongan Paradise

Paradise dwells on the island of Uoleva…balletic palm trees brimming with sweet coconuts, pink clouds skimming a cobalt horizon, and a soft lullaby of waves kissing my toes.  I’m sheltered from civilization here.  No electricity, traffic noise, or obnoxious technology…

One Week in Nuku’alofa, Tonga

One Week in Nuku’alofa, Tonga

One week in Nuku’alofa, Tonga – My visit to Tonga coincided with the King’s 88th birthday, the Heilala festival, and a week long gathering of Methodist church members in Nuku’alofa.  Originally, I planned to travel through the Tongan Islands for…