Saturday, March 5, 2011

Island Hopping

The past two weekends I have been very fortunate in being able to travel to two of the outer islands, Eu'eiki and Matamaka. To get to the outer islands, Tongans travel in small motor boats. Armed with my Peace Corps issued life jacket, I gladly take these boats out to islands that offer gorgeous scenery, relaxation, and lots of adventures.
The first island, Eu'eiki, is home to a resort that is
open from about May to September. During our weekend there we played volleyball, swam, walked the beach, and napped. Some people were more adventurous than me and went kayaking and fishing. Regardless, it was a fun weekend for everyone and a nice break from work now that school is starting to get busy.
The other island that I visited is Matamaka, where one of my fellow Peace Corps volunteers, Farfum, lives. His village is tiny, not even 100 people live there. Also, he lives in a house without electricity and running water. Visiting him certainly made me appreciate my house! However, his island is a beautiful and peaceful place, and I was very happy to be able to experience how he lives. Here are just a couple more pics from his island...enjoy!


  1. It is so pretty. Snowing here today. Wish it was closer so I could be with you. Love you