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 28, 2011

28 June 2011:

This person was pretty cool and appeared to be some kind of chief. People seemed to respect him, and he was telling me how to sit to be respectful and told me to take his picture and show it my my Prime Minister. At one point, when I offered to pay for a round of kava, he led a chant which included my name, and ended with everyone clapping slowly three times and saying "thanks Mark!" He also told me to give his regards to my family as I left.

Rough notes: http://mandarinmanmarktravelnotes.blogspot.com/2011/06/2011-nz-to-sf-day-46.html