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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.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

21 June 2011:

The performers worked hard, and the room filled with the stale smell of sweat and body odour. This was not ordinary body odour, but that sickly sweet coconut-like smell that is is indicative of many of the Pacific Islands. I had developed that smell a few times during the trip myself. I had thought it was caused by eating too much coconut, but I was told that eating a lot of cassava causes your body to give off a distinctive strong and pungent aroma - maybe that's what is.

Rough notes:
http://mandarinmanmarktravelnotes.blogspot.com/2012/07/2011-nz-to-sf-day-39.html