I thought I’d write a post about general travel tips, since I see them everywhere, and I haven’t really written one before!
My tips for Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Respect the local culture
I know this sounds really obvious, but it includes small things as well as big things. Greeting others with “Kia Orana” can go a long way! Always be polite and courteous, and don’t get angry if it’s a Sunday and you can’t have a beer with your meal because they will not make an exception for you. Likewise, don’t be impatient if you think your meal is taking too long. One thing I learned when in Fiji a couple years ago is that everything runs on “island time”, which means it’ll happen when it happens.
Topless or nude sunbathing is not acceptable in the Cook Islands, and you should dress appropriately when not at the beach…
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