Back to the Nuku ‘burbs’


A jolt back to reality of life in the ‘burbs’ always takes a little readjusting after a stay on Fafa.

Fafa bar/restaurant
Fafa bar/restaurant

Our house has no view, a small INDOOR bathroom and you have to make your own breakfast! But knowing we have one last Fafa stay to look forward to makes it easier to cope… although we have heard a cyclone is forming near Fiji.

We hear fresh coconuts are all the rage in Australia
We hear fresh coconuts are all the rage in Australia. Broni getting her daily dose!

24 Fepueli Monite.
This morning Broni and I had a fresh coconut juice at Coffee Post cafe before she happily endured another session with Mike the Chinese masseuse while I visited the internet shop for a wifi stint and catch up on life beyond Tonga.

Tapa and mats for sale at the marketi
Tapa and mats for sale at the marketi
fibre ready for mat making
fibre ready for mat making
Tongan medicine
Tongan medicine
more fibre for mat making
more fibres for mat making
The outer ring of the marketi
The outer ring of the marketi
Pandanus fruit used for garland making
Pandanus fruit used for garland making
exquisite freshly made garlands
exquisite freshly made garlands
A garland detail. These are given to special guests at special ocassions
A garland in close up detail. These are usually given to VIP guests at special occasions and worn around the neck

After a stroll around the marketi perusing the fruits, vegies and locally made crafts, we headed to the first floor Reload verandah for a Japanese lunch and just stayed put people watching all afternoon.

We had a superb evening at the Potluck training restaurant dinner sharing a table with some volunteers and a New Zealand palangi couple – one of whom we conscripted to give a talk to the students tomorrow as he worked in customer relations for an airline. Never let an opportunity go by. John was in Nuku’alofa for four days and we had met him at Reload earlier in the day.

Potluck dinner - seated dance
Potluck dinner – seated dance

2 thoughts on “Back to the Nuku ‘burbs’

  1. photos look great, so lovely to be reminded. XX TT

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  2. Fafa!! Pot Luck Cafe! The gorgeous Sisters! Saane – surely my life will not be complete if I do not meet with them again….then there is Lenni – Kotoni’s off sider; and eh…. I can think of many more….xx xx xx

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