Tonga - Tongtapu October 3rd 2018 A flight East brings us to a new South Pacific archipelago and a new culture. Tonga is very different from Vanuatu.
The plane landed late. Queuing for immigration and baggage we hear gentle Tongan music and it's not recorded, there is a small band playing to greet us, at one o'clock in the morning. The music, and the band’s clothing, make us realise that we have arrived in Polynesia. They all ... read more
Oceania » Tonga » Tongatapu The archipelago of "The Friendly Islands" was united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845. It became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900. Tonga acquired its independence in 1970 and became a member of the Commonwealth of... ... read more