Photo Albums Home » Photo Albums » Tonga 1. the kingdom of Tonga is made up of 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited!2. the main island is Tongatapu & the capital is Nuku’alofa3. some of the islands are connected by plane, others only by boat4. here’s the view from our donated hotel room where we stayed one month!5. our mission was to conduct programs in all the schools & colleges…6. starting off with the Christian schools like this Catholic college....7. and then moving on to government schools…..8. the national TV station came to film this program……9. good audience reactions to our DVD presentation!we also visited the kindergartens like this very poor one11. in such places we donate Christian & educational DVDs12. watching a donated ‘Treasure Attic’ DVD13. local scene: weaving palm tree branches in the traditional way14. the woven palm branches are then used as building materials!15. one of Tonga’s historical monuments that reminded us of Stonehenge!16. Tonga’s cemeteries are beautiful & amazingly original17. here’s another cemetery site with beer bottle perimeter all around!18. Tongan friend Donna who invited us to stay in her house in Nuku'alofa19. man climbing a coconut palm to harvest the coconuts20. friend Matthew opening the coconuts with a machete21. enjoying the results, (much better than coca cola!)22. here's an event that happens once a year in Tonga...23. ladies dress in traditional costume & weave beautiful mats...24. the events are centred around the yearly Methodist feast25. there are thousands of guests & the quantity of food at each meal is staggering!26. moving on, we were able to get half-price tickets to the Ha’apai group of islands 27. flying over Tonga's many different islands offers some fantastic ariel views28. this kind lady kindly gave us a room for one week to help us in our mission work29. the day we arrived it was a national festival with school children marching in costume30. by and large, Tonga has kept their traditions better than some other Pacific countries31. we did a lot of school programs but here is just one example32. children in Tongan schools are nearly always respectful & well-behaved33. the Vava'u island group is a Mecca for ‘yachties’ from all over the world34. maybe you've seen enough programs now, so here's the last one!36. visiting a small private island for the day: goodbye from Tonga!