Posts Tagged "Nuku’Alofa"

Tonga (Day 2)

Our second day in Tonga, we decided to tour the rest of this small island of Tongatapu. We first went to Royal Palace, where the King holds receptions. As we traveled along the roads of the island we found the people to be very friendly.We also noticed the many cemeteries that were adorned with quilts instead of headstones. We were informed that the people who couldn’t afford headstones decorated the graves with quilts and replaced when needed. We then traveled to Cooks Landing, the place that Captain James Cook landed on the island in 1777. Here there were local craft people selling...

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Tonga (Day 1)

Because of some bad weather ahead it was decided to skip 2 islands and proceed directly to Nuku’Alofa, Tonga arriving on Saturday evening January 31, 2015 giving us 2 nights and two days in this kingdom. We docked about 8:00pm in the evening after viewing a picturesque sunset. We were greeted by a drummer and conch blower along with some dancers. The reason we had to dock on Saturday evening was that Tonga observes no working on Sundays. On Sunday we left the ship and passed under the welcome sign on the pier and into town. The only business open was a Coffee shop which had Wifi  and...

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