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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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Just a cool spider web up in the jungle. Another consequence of the numerous coral caves in the forest is that many uga live there. Jack told us an interesting story about a Niuean who always caught strangely large ugas, but then got mysteriously sick and died - even hospitals in NZ couldn't figure out what was wrong. Many locals suspect that he was catching the uga in tapu areas. He also claims that two tourist hikers found an ancient wall around the tapu area deep in the forest It's great that the tradition of tapus are still alive and well in Niue.