Friday, October 19, 2018

Exploring Nuku'Alofa, Tonga

[Kyle]After clearing into the Tongatapu group, we had the remainder of the day to explore Nuku’alofa (the capital of the country and location of the royal palace. Maryanne was prepared for this and had a list of all of the possible tourist attractions at hand.

We found most of them to be closed or in a state of disrepair following damage from the cyclone earlier this year. We ended up with plenty of time left over to just stroll around and pick up some nice, fresh veggies for dinner. We also squeezed in another trip to Friends (the central cafe).

{Maryanne:Last year's visit we'd barely stopped in town with enough time to clear out with the port authorities and grab some groceries, this time I was determined to see more of the town.. it just turned out that there wasn't that much more to see.}

We found a nice relaxed joint (Bullfish) to play darts and grab a bite, and managed to sneak in a picture of the Palace.

The royal burial grounds(Tombs), and the Basilica of t Anthony of Padua

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