Bye Bye Tonga

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There was enough time to catch a light breakfast at Friends Cafe (which turns out to be owned by an ex-colleague of Kim's).  We headed to the airport around 0900 for our 1120 flight back to Auckland.

On leaving Tonga, here's my summary:

  1. It is probably my favourite Pacific Island so far.  
  2. It is cheaper than many of the others due to the weak currency, the Tongan Paanga.
  3. It isn't over touristed.  It is very laid back and what tourism they have is on a smaller scale.  This creates a much nicer atmosphere.
  4. Food was excellent.  Every meal we had was great.
  5. The only bad thing is the ludicrously expensive domestic airfares.  At least the air service now is fairly reliable with Chathams Pacific unlike its predecessors like Royal Tongan Airlines.

I hope to come back one day!

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