Even MORE Wonders

I should have seen this coming…. The New Seven Wonders organization, now that they are done with the this round, have announced a competition for the New Seven Natural Wonders. On 8/8/08, a panel of “experts” will release a list of 21 things everyone will vote on. I can already tell you what a bunch …

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Living on Tonga Time

I’m alive in Nuku’alofa, Tonga! My initial thoughts in the drive in from the airport: Like most pacific countries, it seems like there was a burst of building activities in 50s and 60s. My “hotel” tonight looks like something you’d have made on a road trip in the Kennedy administration. There were fields with crops …

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Souvineres

I try not to purchase a lot of crap on the road. The only thing I buy from each place I visit are magnets, which is something I’ve done for years. When I’m done with this trip I’m sure I’ll have to install metal cabinets in my kitchen because there is no way my fridge …

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Weekend in Samoa

Up until this weekend, my Samoa experience has been limited to the greater Apia area. Apia is the biggest town in Samoa with shops, restaurants and most of the trappings of civilization. I’ve kept to Apia either because of the impetigo, working on Tokelau accommodations or sloth. This week I met several people at my …

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So Much For Tokelau

Well, my Tokelau dreams have been shattered. The boat isn’t leaving until Saturday now. That would mean sitting around Samoa for most of this week still and then waiting another week for the plane to Tonga when I get back. I want to visit Tokelau, but not that bad. I’ll have to put that off …

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Weekend Update

I’m back from spending the weekend on the isalnd of Savai’i. I have a large update I’ll be posting on Monday when I can access an internet cafe where I can use my USB drive. Lots and lots of photos I’ll try to upload too.