I’d fallen asleep in the early evening, reading my book. Darkness had claimed the room without me realising. Suddenly, I was forced awake by my bed shaking violently. In my traditional Tongan Fale, with coconut palm poles, I had no idea what to do.
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Anahulu cave brought new life to the word cavernous. Rather than tight claustrophobia-inducing passages, the deeper we went, the larger and more impressive the spaces became, lit only by the light of a single torch. After what felt like an age, we finally reached a dark pool. I had no idea how far below the surface […]
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I felt extremely underdressed when I arrived in the village of Holonga in my best T-shirt, shorts and flip flops. I hadn’t considered considered wedding attire when packing for my tropical holiday.
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Out of the corner of my eye, I glimpsed a flash of silver darting over the turquoise Pacific. Moments later, it reappeared directly in front of my kayak. A flying fish, gliding over the surface in seeming defiance of the laws of gravity.
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