South Pacific

Lessons from Tonga: Travel Like a Tongan Mosquito

I hate mosquitoes.  Really hate them.  I understand that this does not make me unique by any stretch of the imagination.  After all, I am certain that even nuns, teddy bears, and Santa Claus hate mosquitoes.  But the intensity of my ire often feels one-of-a-kind strong when I am forced to marinate myself in deet (which is to say I cover myself with a sticky layer of poison) and try to ignore the buzzing in my ears as the little vampires try to find an undefended, un-deeted spot to chomp on.   Continue reading

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