We arrived last week and have been settling in. Much cooler than Darwin - particularly at night. Our first week was induction - lots of information and practical bits and pieces involving driving around Nukualofa in a mini bus! The place is really small but until I walked it I had no idea!
Tonga is (at first glance) friendly, developing slowly and very much a church going nation. Sundays nothing - really nothing - happens. No shops or cafes are open as people go to church and stay home. However, there is one notable exception: the bakery! You don't have to know where it is as you just follow the cars and pedestrians! So Sunday is about church and cream buns.
I am volunteering in swimming development. The Tonga Swimming and Aquatics Association is the peak body looking to develop swimming for both safety and sport. There is also the public health side as Tonga like everywhere is battling increasing obesity and diabetes. Introduced food (cream buns, spam and colas) don't help.