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.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

After the tour, Jack took us to his nearby studio to show (and sell) us his carvings, and treating us to some bananas he grew. Apparently he now works exclusively in ebony since that's what most tourists want. In addition to pendants, he has some interesting sculptures and other pieces, such as a wavy hairpin following the shape of the root its carved from, with one end terminating in the shape of the head of a penis. Apparently, this was shown at the World Expo in Shanghai.