Likes & Dislikes

Opinions

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Polynesia - Tuvalu - ,,One day we'll disappear" - Elter photo

Practicals

Transport

Arrival

Polynesia - Tuvalu - Funafuti International Airport - Elter photo

Food

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Tuvalu - grilled fishes on banana leave - y.m. photo

Fun

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Tuvalu - an extra load obediently tolerated by the palm tree in order to support the tourist industry - Viktor Ohotin's photo

Background

Destination in brief

Tonga is an archipelago in the South Pacific ocean, south of Western Samoa, and about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii and New Zealand. The Oceanian country comprises 176 islands, coral and volcanic (52 are inhabited), stretched over a north-south line over 700 sq km (270 sq mi).

Size: 25.9 km²  (10 mi²)

Population (in 2020): 11,800

Capital city: Funafuti

Language: Tuvaluan and English

Religions: 92,5% Protestant

Political system: parliamentary representative democratic monarchy

Currency: Tuvaluan dollar (TVD)

Average net monthly salary (in 2020): 650 USD 

Most common surname: Smith

Nowadays

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Polynesia - Tuvalu - family house - Elter photo

Polynesia - Tuvalu - government building - Elter photo

Tuvalu - family - g.f. photo

Tuvalu - Funafuti - neat homes - Viktor Ohotin's photo

Tuvalu - in the background the little child focused on a laptop - y.m. photo

People

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Tuvalu - high school girls - y.m. photo

Tuvalu - grandma with her grandson - y.m. photo

Tuvalu - girls - y.m. photo

Tuvalu - night swim - y.m. photo

Attractions

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Polynesia - Tuvalu - shipwreck - Elter photo

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