So we are moving through Tonga! By the ferries, boats, hitch-hiking on some jeeps and sometimes on our 4 big and 4 small feet.
After the main island of Tonga, Tongatapu, we decided to make the first jump. To Eua, the oldest island around and one of the oldest on the Pacific Ocean (they say it’s 40 million years old!). Only 40km southeast. One longer road and 15 villages. We stayed at the very end of it.
Walking is not much fun, when it’s so hot and our girls became a big fans of hitch-hiking. Tongan people are super friendly and we have never waited longer than a minute to get on the car. Pick-ups are our favorites: – In Europe we have to sit in those stupid kids’ seats, here is so cooooool – girls like to scream through the noise of wind on the back.
Also going by car lets you see more, it would be sometimes impossible for us to walk through the real dense jungle with mud up to your knees. Because to some places in Lokupo (Eua National Park) one can get only by 4WD jeep, we decided to pay for the petrol. And it was totally worth it!
Ana Ahu, so called “smoking cave” is a scary sink hole with a waterfall falling into it. You cannot see the end or hear the sound of a thrown stone.
And the “rat’s cave”, my god! If Lonely Planet guide would write something about the cave, this would be called “stunning view”. Without the local friends it would be impossible to find it: there is just a bigger stone with little hole on the bottom. You squeeze, get into the cave, crawl a bit and then… tadadada… a view on the hole jungle with parrots flying above. You could spend hours there, just looking down and breathing deep, if only you don’t have kids. In this other case, you will be dying of worry if they don’t fall down :)
Our first book is out!
We have published our first book (for now just in Polish:) about our Central America Trip.
See, read and order here »