Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ha'api: Week 3

Hello Friends & Family,

I am, in fact, alive and well in Tonga.  Sorry the posts have not been happening often (or at all haha).  I am loving Tonga for the most part.  There are a few comforts of home that I miss... and of course I really miss a lot of people (aka all of you reading this).  But, all in all I am having a great time.  Right now I am living on Foa like Ger said. It's a teeny teeny island.  I run with my friend Jason most mornings and we run about half the distance of the whooole island.  On a good day we could run the whole way!! (only about 4 miles).  There are some beautiful beaches here.  We've snorkled a few times and I have seen a ton of fish!  Two weeks ago I was swimming around a reef and ended up in the middle of a school of about 200 zebra fish who didn't even seem to notice me lurking there. Amazing!

I found out that I will be teaching primary school (crazy, right?) in Vava'u.  It's an amazing island group that is know for its rain forests, beches, and safe harbor.  Lots of yachties from around the world dock there.  I am not in the main city, but I'll be around a good mix of palangi (foreigners) and Tongans.  I'll let you know more later, but I must be going!!!

Toki Sio!


  1. So glad to hear all is well! It sounds like you are settling in nicely and enjoying your new home. Be safe Nora - you are in our prayers!
    Love, Aunt Dee and Uncle Randy

  2. Excited I found your blog! Can't wait to read about all of your adventures :)

    Meg Schlichtman

  3. Nora! So excited to read about your life there, it sounds amazing. Everyone misses you. Basically your day to day life sounds breathtaking. Jealous.
    Love, Lindsay/Patti!

  4. I didn't even know. Have fun.


  5. glad to hear things are going well so far!! love the blog : )

    -jackie behnen