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  • At SeaIt’s a good thing we like sea days! We are beginning a three day journey from the Cook Islands to Neiafu, part of the Vava’u Group of the country of Tonga. It’s a long way from everywhere. Posted by HopeEakins in Around the World Again | Jan 22, 2019
  • RarotongaRarotonga is the capital of the Cook Islands. Cook Islands is "an island country in free association with New Zealand." The relationship is confusing and sounds like that of a late teen with his parents, one not yet Posted by HopeEakins in Around the World Again | Jan 22, 2019
  • The rare silver headed pink eye KiwiThe Italian restaurant had very authentic Italian food just took a long time to get it but that's okay we have become accustomed to "Island Time". It's very similar to NT time but it is accompanied by alot more smiles Posted by Darlene Elder in Travelling with the Kiwis. | Sep 7, 2018
  • Oranges and lemons.Is the fact that I love going into supermarkets in other countries sad? We finally got round to going to one yesterday and it's so good to see what they have. Most of their food products come from NZ and Posted by Darlene Elder in Travelling with the Kiwis. | Sep 5, 2018
  • Which seafood platter???Enough scooters for one day (or a lifetime) we decide to catch the only bus that runs after 4.30pm and that is the clockwise one. Wherever it takes us doesn't matter because after chatting to the locals no one can Posted by Darlene Elder in Travelling with the Kiwis. | Sep 4, 2018
  • Let's get this party started.Whoops missed our 9am appointment with the man who hires the scooters because we (the Australians) slept in. Never mind the man never showed up so when we got to reception at 10.30 the lovely Bev called him and he Posted by Darlene Elder in Travelling with the Kiwis. | Sep 2, 2018
  • It's not easy getting to paradise.After a "Freaky Friday" at kinder I was ready to leave the country. Rob told me to keep working at kinder and he would come and do the testing and tagging which I asked him to do in January. So Posted by Darlene Elder in Travelling with the Kiwis. | Sep 1, 2018
  • The Cook Report: South SeasWe spun another desert island disc and flew from Quake City, Christchurch out to a much calmer destination. I had learnt of this special place from a Norfolk parishoner many moons ago, she had been a barmaid there in the Posted by Chortle in Chortle Portal | Aug 25, 2018
  • The way New Zealand should be!Cook Island domain names end in "co.ck". Due to crossing of the International Dateline we were back to Tuesday the 3rd of August! One day before we left New Zealand ... The Cook Posted by alexchan in 2010 Rarotonga & Aitutaki | Aug 3, 2010
  • Short flight to paradise[http://images.travbuddy.com/5550_12820160674152.jpg]Early morning departure to Aitutaki. We had to wake up at 0630 for the 0800 departure from Rarotonga [Rarotonga-travel-guide-1291596] to Aitutaki. We hadn’t thought of the 2 hour time difference when we Posted by alexchan in 2010 Rarotonga & Aitutaki | Aug 3, 2010
  • Cruising the Aitutaki LagoonOur boat with Bishops Cruises. Shortlived Despair The noise outside in the early morning either rustling of the coconut fronds or rain ... we couldn’t tell. It was windy and glo Posted by alexchan in 2010 Rarotonga & Aitutaki | Aug 4, 2010
  • DivingOn the dive boat with the divemaster and the owner's son. We did two dives today. It was double the price of what I paid in Aceh over a week ago. I guess in Aitutaki [Aitutaki-t Posted by alexchan in 2010 Rarotonga & Aitutaki | Aug 5, 2010
  • Back to Rarotonga We flew back to Rarotonga [Rarotonga-travel-guide-1291596] early and hired a motorbike again. The weather was getting a bit cool. We circled the whole island ... our first attempt anti-clockwise failed as it started drizzling, so we reversed direction an Posted by alexchan in 2010 Rarotonga & Aitutaki | Aug 6, 2010
  • Change of plan We had planned on getting the evening flight home. But there were things that needed sorting out at home so we changed our flights to an early one ... 0615, yay! We got on fine on standby and had the Posted by alexchan in 2010 Rarotonga & Aitutaki | Aug 8, 2010
  • Ahhhhhh...... heaven ........ Aitutaki February 1 Left Rarogona on the 10:30am flight. It was sunny when the plane left Raro but it was raining cats and dogs when the plane arrived in Aitutaki. The resort sent a car to pick me up. Posted by Samchow58 in The next chapter | Feb 7, 2018
  • RarotongaJanuary 26 Arrived very early....I get to redo January 26 all over again because I crossed back over the international dateline. Checked into my waterfront bungalowand headed into town. Decided to take the anticlockwise bus into Avarua. Posted by Samchow58 in The next chapter | Jan 31, 2018
  • November 28Breakfast on the deck again! Then scootering off to Fruits of Rarotonga again. We bought fish food from the store. We threw some out and there were swarms of fish all around us. The small fish that live on the Posted by torirobinson in Baltic & Iceland | Nov 27, 2000
  • November 29Wednesday-Thursday - Woke up early and then said goodbye to Rarotonga. Got back and then agreed that it was the best vacation ever!. Notes about Rarotonga: The dogs have very short legs and we have two theories why: Posted by torirobinson in Baltic & Iceland | Nov 28, 2000
  • November 23I had breakfast on the deck again. Then my mum dragged me into the sea to snorkel. All we saw was coral and sea urchins. We were about to rent scooters when we went and jumped on the bus. We Posted by torirobinson in Baltic & Iceland | Nov 22, 2000
  • November 24With Jack and Yvonne's suggestion, we met them at a breakfast place. Could have never ate all of the food. Then to the police station to get drivers licenses. Then, since our tour had been cancelled we went on a Posted by torirobinson in Baltic & Iceland | Nov 23, 2000
  • November 25We had breakfast on the deck, then scootered to market in town. We met Jack and Yvonne again. They sold necklaces and lots of fruit, juice, ice cream, paraoas (wraps), and coconuts. We got a coconut and mum bought a Posted by torirobinson in Baltic & Iceland | Nov 24, 2000
  • November 26Breakfast on the deck again. Then we scootered off to church. The songs were sung in Maori and the choir sat in the crowd. Lots of ladies had beautiful fans. After the service we were invited to have tea, juice Posted by torirobinson in Baltic & Iceland | Nov 25, 2000
  • November 27Breakfast on the deck again. Then scootered into town to get two more wraps to use as tablecloths. Then we picked up our snorkel gear and scootered off to Fruits of Rarotonga. I had a hard time with my mask Posted by torirobinson in Baltic & Iceland | Nov 26, 2000
  • November 20Tuesday - I left at lunch time and got to Auckland airport. We took Canada 3000 to Rarotonga and arrived on Monday. Monday - As we stepped out of the plane it was so hot and humid. We got flower necklaces Posted by torirobinson in Baltic & Iceland | Nov 19, 2000
  • November 21I woke up at 6:00am by a rooster crowing, then at 8:00 by workmen. We finally decided to get up and look around. We went down a plank onto a coral beach. The waves were pretty blue and the water Posted by torirobinson in Baltic & Iceland | Nov 20, 2000
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