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Today's disembark procedure is simplified by the presence of a pier in Nuku'alofa, sparing us of the ordeal of the tender operation. A fifteen minute breakfast gets us off the ship and onto the pier by 8:45am, earlier than expected. The money conversion trailer is outside and quickly changes $100 USD into $206 TOP, roughly two Tongan for one U.S. and we meet up with our group. Two vans provided by Toni's Guest House will be our transportation around ...
... long shorts and cotton button-down shirts. There may have been a man or two with the traditional lavalava skirt. People dress more traditionally here than Kiribati where the pedal-pusher pants or shorts are the norm. I even saw some men on the streets with the woven waist cloth.
After lunch, I was surprised to realize that I was pretty much done with the tour since I had been down that street on my previous visit. So I headed ...
... supposed to be a half hour to the flying fox sanctuary but I don't know if it is open.
It was a bit late - 2:30 pm fiji time - if it took a half hour to get there, I wouldn't make it until 4 pm and most likely they would be closing...and there was a thunderstorm predicted. But I went anyway. It took me longer to get to the area because I stopped to take photos of cemeteries, pigs, chickens and other interesting features that I ...
... by the side of the road - this was considered cute until we stopped to take a picture of one eating on the beach and realised that it was actually eating another pig!; children taking on the role of crossing guards which was again cute both to see how seriously they took the responsibility and because, given the paucity of the traffic, how obsolete the job really was! Our second destination was the sight of the island's famous blowholes. Tonga's coastline is largely protected by ...
... demand was met with bemusement by the large chap manning the immigration desk, with a look that suggested this was a situation he had never encountered before. Rather than prolong the debate over the merits of this rule, our man simply wrote down "Tony's Backpackers" and suggested that we stay there. Following a mild panic when I realised that neither did we have any cash (my card being refused by every machine in the airport, not for the first time this trip!) nor a means ...