10.08.2007 - 17.08.2007
Despite the not so good weather i managed to have a fantastic week at Vara's hostel. The crowd of us residing here at the time was awesome...we had so many good nights of drinking games and general lazing around. I won a darts match at a local bar one evening, spent a day crusing the island in a red soft top sports car and another on the back of a scooter seeing the internal roads and museums of the island.
Other highlights include walking to the nearby island with my bag on my head and soaking up the sun on the white sand. You could even get married on this island!! Another was going to church (no i haven't gone religious, its just the done thing here on a sunday) met the locals and was welcomed to morning tea of fresh fruit and other local fare.
I went to the saturday market and took strolls along the miles of beach around the island...even watched one of the guys from the hostel play touch rugby with the locals.
Rarotnga is only 32km in circumfrence so it was a scary experience landing here!