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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.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

8 June 2011 (-1 in time zone):

On the drive back, I was amazed at the open fales all over the place. Many Samoans still live in traditional open fales, houses that are just roofs on a perimeter of columns. No walls! People were watching TV, lounging on sofas, and tucking themselves in bed on the grass mats on the floor, all completely exposed to the outside world. This is the small hotel someone recommended for me. I'm using that large Vailima beer bottle to hold boiled water for me to drink for the night. I picked up that South Pacific Lonely Planet from the hostel on Muri Beach in Rarotonga - someone left it at the end of their trip.

Rough notes:
http://mandarinmanmarktravelnotes.blogspot.com/2012/05/2011-nz-to-sf-day-26.html