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, May 17, 2011

17 May 2011:

After finding a ride in the back of an old van, we arrived at our meeting spot, a church on the north end of St, Joseph. Interestingly, Ouvéa is the only one of the Loyalty Islands (and NC for that matter) that is Polynesian. The rest of the islands are Melanesian. This tiny island supports two distinct communities, each believing in a different branch of Christianity. One community speaks Iaai, and the other, Fagauvea. There are only about 1500 Iaai speakers in the world.

Rough notes: