The Tongan Tale of the Bare Bottom

Have you ever mooned someone at night and had them confuse the sight of the starlight reflecting off your arse for the rising sun? No? Well, if so, you could be part of an island legend.

I’m not kidding. I’m laughing, but not kidding.

Imagine our surprise when we read the tourism sign at the bottom of the Mount Talau hike in the Nieafu, Vava’u, Tonga region and reached this quote:

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P1050168Ahhhh….too good.

The summit had nice view point balconies and picnic tables, unfortunately strewn with trash which looked like local teens.

The views at the top were very nice but how can they beat the story? I’m still hoping that someday they will erect a statue of Tafakula’s heroic and inspired moment.