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.

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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.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

22 June 2011:

The villagers were drinking kava after the bonfire, so me and two or three of the guests joined them. Me and an American guy were asked to pay $10FJD later on in the night, after which Bill, who seems to be the boss, led everyone in some kind of chant in which I heard "America" and "China." Although I assume the chant is the thank us for the kava, I am very curious to know what words were said as kava carries such a large amount of symbolism here.

Rough notes: