I’ll be honest – the chance to find myself swimming with humpback whales was the main reason I chose to visit the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga, one of very few places on Earth it is legal to do so. It’s the main reason most tourists visit this remote, sprawling country. Between July and October each
Can you really be disappointed if you know you set your expectations too high?
I keep asking myself that. To say I was disappointed by Tonga – my first experience of real tropical islands – would be doing a huge disservice to that beautiful country. I had a wonderful two-and-a-half weeks there in September last year,
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