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, July 6, 2011

There were a couple of vakas lying around. I wonder what they are used for. Niuean vakas are built from a design and material that results in a very light boat that can be carried by just one person. Supposedly, a Niuean vaka was showcased at the World's Fair in Shanghai. There was also apparently a huge scandal with one of the people Niue was going to send to the fair - something about one of the only Chinese people on Niue breaking up with someone and cancelling last minute so they couldn't cancel his reservations or something. I forgot the details by now, but it made for an interesting story.