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Welcome to my personal travel journal! If you don't know me, that's OK! I hope you'll enjoy reading about some of my adventures and misadventures, and hopefully learn something new about a corner of the world.

Recent updates:
2015-10-06: Day 8 of Niue in 2011.
2015-10-05: Day 7 of Niue in 2011.
2015-09-29: Day 6 of Niue in 2011.

For list of trips, see TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS: 2011 - Post MDS Tri-Continent Extravaganza!!! (NZ To SF via South Pacific & SE Asia)

Summary: New Zealand, New Caledonia, Cook Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Fiji, Niue, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, China, DPRK (North Korea), Japan, USA
Time: May - September, 2011

Note that dates are given in NZ time, so some dates may be a day off local time.

Day 1: 14 May 2011 - New Caledonia: Tontouta, Boupouparis, Nouméa.
Day 2: 15 May 2011 - New Caledonia: Parc de la Rivière Bleue, Nouméa.
Day 3: 16 May 2011 - New Caledonia: Ouvéa.
Day 4: 17 May 2011 - New Caledonia: Ouvéa: Mouli, Northern Lagoons.
Day 5: 18 May 2011 - New Caledonia: Ouvéa: Lekiny.
Day 6: 19 May 2011 - New Caledonia: Nouméa.
Day 7: 20 May 2011 - New Caledonia: Koné.
Day 8: 21 May 2011 - New Caledonia: Koné, Poignam.
Day 9: 22 May 2011 - New Caledonia: Poignam, Boat Pass.
Day 10: 23 May 2011 - New Caledonia: Poignam, Pouebo.
Day 11: 24 May 2011 - New Caledonia: Pouebo, Hienghène, Linderalique, Tiendanite.
Day 12: 25 May 2011 - New Caledonia: Tiendanite, Hienghène.
Day 13: 26 May 2011 - New Caledonia: Tiendanite, Linderalique, Nouméa.
Day 14: 27 May 2011 - New Caledonia: Nouméa, Tjibaou Centre, Museum of New Caledonia.
Day 15: 28 May 2011 - New Caledonia, New Zealand: Tontouta Airport, Auckland.
Day 16: 29 May 2011 - New Zealand: Auckland Sky Tower.
Day 17: 30 May 2011 - New Zealand, Cook Islands: Auckland, Rarotonga.
Day 18: 31 May 2011 - Cook Islands: Rarotonga: Cross-island track, The Needle, Aro'a Beach.
Day 19: 1 June 2011 - Cook Islands: Rarotonga, Aitutaki.
Day 20: 2 June 2011 - Cook Islands: Aitutaki Lagoon.
Day 21: 3 June 2011 - Cook Islands: Aitutaki, Island Night show at Tamanu Beach.
Day 22: 4 June 2011 - Cook Islands: Aitutaki.
Day 23: 5 June 2011 - Cook Islands: Aitutaki. Rarotonga: Avarua, Pananga Nui, Muri Beach
Day 24: 6 June 2011 - Cook Islands: Rarotonga: Muri Beach and surrounds.
Day 25: 7 June 2011 - Cook Islands: Rarotonga: Muri Beach, airport.
Day 26: 8 June 2011 - New Zealand and Samoa: Airport and Apia.
Day 27: 9 June 2011 - Samoa: Apia, Mulinu'u, fiafia at Aggie Grey's.
Day 28: 10 June 2011 - American Samoa: Pago Pago
Day 29: 11 June 2011 - American Samoa: Aunu'u, Tisa's, making palusami.
Day 30: 12 June 2011 - American Samoa, Samoa. Fiafia at Tanu Beach, Manese, Savai'i.
Day 31: 13 June 2011 - Samoa: Savai'i: Alofaaga Blowholes, Aganoa Beach.
Day 32: 14 June 2011 - Samoa: Savai'i: Dwarf's Caves, Tanu Beach, Sale'aula lava fields.
Day 33: 15 June 2011 - Samoa: Tanu Beach, Afu Aau Waterfall, trip to Lalomanu.
Day 34: 16 June 2011 - Samoa: Lalomanu, To Sua, Taufua Beach Fales.
Day 35: 17 June 2011 - Samoa: Lalomanu, beach, Samoan pancake.
Day 36: 18 June 2011 - Samoa: Namu'a, Lalomanu.
Day 37: 19 June 2011 - Fiji: Airport, Viseisei.
Day 38: 20 June 2011 - Fiji: Denarau Port, cruise through Mananuca Islands, Kuata Island.
Day 39: 21 June 2011 - Fiji: Kuata: Beach, song & dance performance, kava on the patio.
Day 40: 22 June 2011 - Fiji: Kuata: Shark snorkelling, beach bonfire, drinking yaqona (kava).
Day 41: 23 June 2011 - Fiji: Nanuya Lailai, beach, views of The Blue Lagoon.
Day 42: 24 June 2011 - Fiji: Sawa-I-Lau Caves, Blue Lagoon.
Day 43: 25 June 2011 - Fiji: Nanuya Lailai, Blue Lagoon and around hotel.
Day 44: 26 June 2011 - Fiji: Nanuya Lailai, Naviti: around the resort and adjacent village.
Day 45: 27 June 2011 - Fiji: Naviti: around the resort, the adjacent cove, and evening entertainment.
Day 46: 28 June 2011 - Fiji: Boat ride from Yasawas, kava with villagers in Viseisei.
Day 47: 29 June 2011 - Fiji and New Zealand: Airports, flight from Nadi to Wellington.
Day 48: 30 June 2011 - New Zealand: Wellington: Parliament, Cable Car, Botanic Garden, Te Papa.
Day 49: 1 July 2011 - New Zealand: Wellington: Mt. Victoria, Te Papa, around town with Steffan.
Day 50: 2 July 2011 - New Zealand, Niue: Airport, Niue arrival, Alexa, Brian, Ira.
Day 51: 3 July 2011 - Niue: Alofi, Limu Pools, Talava Cave and Arches, Matapa Chasm.
Day 52: 4 July 2011 - Niue: Avatele, Matavai, Ana'ana.
Day 53: 5 July 2011 - Niue: Anapala, Hikulagi, Tautu, Ulupaka, Limu Pools, Hio.
Day 54: 6 July 2011 - Niue: Market, Ana'ana, Houme, Palaha, Makefu, Avaiki, Utuko, Island Night.
Day 55: 7 July 2011 - Niue: Huvalu Forest, central Alofi, Tomb Point, Wharf, Utuko Reef, hostel.
Day 56: 8 July 2011 - Niue: Vaikona, Togo, Pofitu, Tamakautoga, Israel Mart, Niue Backpackers.
Day 57: 9 July 2011 - Niue, New Zeland: Around Alofi, Niue Airport, back to New Zealand.

TO BE CONTINUED...