Thoughts from my first week

Tau lava! It’s been 11 days since we landed in Tonga, and 8 days with our host families! I live with a wonderful woman named Fane who is also 27. Fane’s husband is currently in Australia working/visiting family, so Fane and I definitely have a roommate type situation happening. Something that I’ve learned over the […]

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do ALL the tourist things!

Today was Sunday! Beyond going to church, Fane and I arranged to go on an adventure around Tongatapu! I invited Briana to join us, we made a big lunch to bring for a picnic, and off we went! First stop was Fane’s mom’s home to pick up her sister, niece, and brother in law who […]

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Malo e lelei! I am sitting in the guest house (which is a hostel type situation) in Nuku’Alofa! We landed here after 4 hours in LAX, 11 hours in the air from LAX to Fiji, 10 hours in the Fijian airport in Nadi, and another 1.5 hours in the air from Nadi to Nuku’alofa! I […]

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t-30 hours!

Well, here I am, over a month past my last update and approx. 30 hours from leaving the country! I am feeling quite the mixture of nerves and excitement and stress and anticipation. I have my two suitcases packed (49.5 and 49.7 lbs respectively), a v. full backpacking pack as my carry on, and a […]

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Ay Der from Up Nort’!

So. So much for updating you, my dear reader(s?), about the fun stuff quickly. But never fear! I am back! Since my last post, I have: met my brother’s gf’s parents, spent time with my besties in beautiful Bozeman, sprained my ankle, spent time with my godparents and cousins in Fargo, ND, driven to WI […]

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