Moon Handbooks Tonga-Samoa

Moon Handbooks Tonga-Samoa

by David Stanley

Paperback

$15.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566911740
Publisher: Avalon Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/1999
Series: Moon Handbooks Travel Series
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 7.36(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Introduction17
The Land19
Coral Reefs
Climate
Flora and Fauna27
History32
The Era of Discovery and Settlement
European Contact
Conversion, Colonialism, and Decolonization
Economy39
The People40
The Polynesians
Religion
Language
Conduct and Customs44
Special Topics
The Greenhouse Effect24
Tropical Hurricanes26
Breadfruit27
Giant African Snail29
Tonga-Samoa Chronology34
On the Road46
Sports and Recreation46
Entertainment
Holidays and Festivals49
Arts and Crafts50
Accommodations51
Food and Drink53
Services and Information55
Visas and Officialdom
Money
Post and Telecommunications
Time
Weights and Measures
Media and Information
Health59
What to Take65
Film and Photography
Getting There69
Air Services
Problems
By Boat
Organized Tours
Getting Around83
By Air
By Sea
By Sailing Yacht
Other Travel Options
Special Topics
10 Safety Rules of Diving47
Ecotourism52
The Coconut Palm54
Lice Facts61
Polynesian Airlines77
International Airport Codes79
Samoa
Introduction93
History and Government
Economy
The People
Conduct and Customs
On The Road106
Accommodations
Food
Services and Information
Getting There
Airports
Special Topics
Samoan Tattooing102
Southern Cross Stargazing103
The Rising of the Palolo107
Vailima Lager111
Upolu116
Apia and Environs116
Sights and Recreation
Accommodations
Food
Entertainment
Shopping
Services
Information
Health
Transportation
Around Upolu138
Sights and Recreation
Accommodations
Manono Island
Special Topics
Robert Louis Stevenson120
The Palm Arrives in Samoa128
Flying Foxes140
Savai'i147
Sights and Recreation148
Practicalities153
Salelologa
Resorts around the Island
Getting There
Getting Around
Special Topic
Reverend John Williams151
American Samoa
Introduction161
On the Road168
Transportation168
Tutuila173
Sights and Recreation173
Sports and Recreation
Practicalities180
Accommodations
Food
Entertainment
Shopping
Services and Information
Getting Around
The Manu'a Group189
Ofu and Olosega189
Ta'u190
Coral Atolls191
Tonga
Introduction195
History and Government
Economy
The People
Conduct and Customs
On the Road207
Highlights
Sports and Recreation
Music and Dance
Public Holidays and Festivals
Arts and Crafts
Accommodations and Food
Services and Information
Transportation
Special Topic
Cemeteries204
Tongatapu216
Nuku'alofa216
Sights
Accommodations
Food
Entertainment
Shopping
Services and Information
Transportation
Around Tongatapu231
Western Tongatapu
Southern Tongatapu
Eastern Tongatapu
Northeastern Tongatapu
Ha'amonga 'A Maui
The East Coast
Offshore Islands
Special Topic
Polynesian Stonehenge237
'Eua Island240
Sights
Practicalities
Ata and Minerva
The Ha'apal Group244
Lifuka and Vicinity245
Accommodations
Other Practicalities
Islands around Lifuka
The Vava'u Group252
Neiafu253
Accommodations
Food
Entertainment
Services and Information
Transportation
Around Vava'u262
South of Neiafu
West of Neiafu
Northeast of Neiafu
Offshore Islands
Other Islands of Vava'u266
Special Topics
The Whales of Tonga260
Will Mariner's Story262
The Niuas267
Niuatoputapu267
Tafahi Island
Niuafo'ou268
Niue
Niue273
Introduction273
Sights and Recreation276
Practicalities281
Accommodations
Other Practicalities
Special Topic
The Coconut Crab283
Resources287
Information Offices287
Bibliography289
Discography301
The Internet303
Glossary308
Capsule Samoan Vocabulary312
Capsule Tongan Vocabulary313
Index315

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