Tag Archives: Tonga

Map of our trip

Ok, BIG announcement here everyone. After a cubic butt load of work on Tiffany’s part and a few weeks of strangling the wordpress though island internet servers until it gave us what we wanted, We can now present to you, … Continue reading

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Grog Files Double Header

Ok so Tonga only has the one beer but really, anything they made after MAKA would have just paled by comparison anyway.  That beer was a-freaking-mazing! We felt bad though, only having the one drink to share with everyone.  So … Continue reading

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Something Worth Going Home For

Enroute San Antonio, TX A few posts back we posed a question to you: when is it worth it to go home? We told you there were several reasons why we came back but we didn’t go into a lot … Continue reading

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The Upside to Colonization

Tongatapu, Tonga Downside to never being taken over by a western power: There’s a lot of poverty in Tonga.  Hut village on the edge of the capital town   There’s a lot of wealth too, it’s just focused on the … Continue reading

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The many hazards of landlubbing

Tongatapu, Tonga We ended up at this luau & Tongan food fest put on by a local entrepreneur in an Oceanside cave.  Just getting there reminded Greg of one of hazards of land bound life outside America… Seriously, either there’s … Continue reading

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Pirates!

Tongatapu, Tonga The capital island is all-in-all not as cool as Vava’u.  But hey, it ain’t bad and they got the awesome fried rice we mentioned in our last post, not to mention the royal estate.   And goats!  Goats … Continue reading

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China and the Mormons are buying the South Pacific

Tongatapu, Tonga Did we mention that the ferry that we’re on replaced the one that sank with 27 people onboard a few months back?  The ship was unsafe and everyone died. We found this out at about 1 am while … Continue reading

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Back on the Surface

Vava’u, Tonga Like we said, Vava’u is a cruising paradise and there are just some things you need a boat for: Just in case you thought the water was nothing but frolicking baby whales and amazing coral, we found out … Continue reading

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No Turkeys in Tonga!

Vava’u Tonga, It’s an odd feeling to be in a place where the holidays you grew up with are not celebrated – or even recognized for that matter.  Also, the cruising world being what time becomes more…fluid, which is not … Continue reading

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Swimming with Baby Whales

Vava’u Tonga, Like Niue, Tonga is favored by the humpback whales as a combination bordello/nursery for the production and raising of young until they get enough blubber to survive the cold of Antarctica.  Unlike Niue, Tonga is one of about … Continue reading

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