FAFA Island – 28 December 2008

Island time is beginning to engulf my sense of self. I am happy to lay under the sun with a fresh coconut in hand, while intermitedly (where did I come up with this word!) I dip in the turquoise waters of the South Pacific. La Vida es bueno (Life is good)!

Yesterday’s servings of food appeared to increase, and after lunch I went for a little snorkel. Unfortunately the experience with the gear was comparable to what we had on Palau Perhentian in Malaysia earlier this year. Water keeps coming through both the mask and air tube. Later today trataré hacerlo una vez más. Espero que este vez, estará más successful (Later today I will try one more time. I hope that this time it will be more successful).

At lunch we ran into two gay guys that were on our flight, who asked about the Alcohol allowance into Tonga. I myself, just moments earlier, had ran up to a Tongan looking girl saying, “Are you going to Tonga?” with her slightly confused yes, I persisted in asking about Duty Free and I can confirm that the law is the same as in Australia – 2.25 Litres. We have seen the men a couple of times since then. One is Fijian, the other a British and both live in Sydney.

I need to emphasise how hot it is today, I mean so boiling it’s not funny. There is only a very slight breeze and this could be the root of my overzealous homeostasis problem. (Sounds like I recently learnt a word!)

Yesterday afternoon a couple of Tongan boys (one extremely attractive) were getting coconuts down from the trees for our restaurant. It was very windy yesterday and usually they get the coconuts from larger trees in the bush, the wind had made this too dificil (difficult). So they gave us a few coconuts for using a tree near us. Their names were (SECRET), Mr. two was the more talkative one.

We now have two coconuts left, hopefully for an evening coconut vodka surprise. However, my friend is feeling kind of sick, for example he is feeling cold at the moment next to me, wrapped in a towel.

Nothing much else to report. Antes del almuerzo, voy a andar. entonces voy a snorkelling después del almuerzo. chau! (Before lunch, I will walk. Then I will go snorkelling after lunch, bye!) or should I say NO FO AA!

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Published by Paul - Brain Injured and Traveller in one.

The World is an amazing place filled with adventure, awe and excitement. As a child I dreamt that I would see every country, every crevice of the globe. And now? Now I continue to fulfil that dream...I would like to share that journey with you in some small part...

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