FAFA Island, Tonga – 26 December 2008

We landed last night at the airport in Nuku’alofa. It had just been raining and the Tarmac was covered in puddles. Above the terminal, the second floor appeared like a cage, filled with relatives and young kids scaling the metal wiring. Walking into the terminal we passed three Tongan men playing music and singing forContinue reading “FAFA Island, Tonga – 26 December 2008”

Over the Pacific – 25 December 2008

We have left Sydney and are bound for a Kingdom in the South Pacific Ocean. Not only is Tonga special for its tropical waters but also holds a special interest for me, as it is the origin of my friend’s family. Unfortunately that girl is not on this leg of the journey with us. MyContinue reading “Over the Pacific – 25 December 2008”

Siem Reap International Airport, Cambodia – 3 July 2007

Today was our last day in Cambodia. We woke to probably the hottest day since we left Australia, sweaty and humidity are the words of the day. I also had my first ever full body massage today, which was really funny, stripping down. The experience was very strange, having a woman rub oil all overContinue reading “Siem Reap International Airport, Cambodia – 3 July 2007”

Siem Reap, Cambodia – 2 July 2007

This morning we woke up at 4am to head to Angkor Wat for sunrise. While it was cloudy, the view was beautiful. We took many photos of the awe inspiring temple. We went inside and to the top, where I was pleasantly surprised to see that many of the wall reliefs were in almost perfectContinue reading “Siem Reap, Cambodia – 2 July 2007”