Noni fruit and flowers in our yard
No stoplights. No sirens, no traffic. Today we walked to the post office, grocery store, market, office store… all located withing a mile of each other on the one paved road in town. The bank closes at 2:30, but she told us what to get for bug bites. The hardware store is also where we can get internet, the water-taxi, and the cheapest beer (completely useless since we don’t drink beer) in town. Wilson, who works at our favorite restaurant in town told us where to get the freshest, cheapest produce, and which day the truck comes through with goods like crockpots, bicycles etc. Oh, and he told us where to go fishing! And the dog out on their patio is named Skippy; he belongs to everyone at the restaurant (and anyone else willing to scratch ears or share food).
Coconuts, bananas, and taro root (also known as elephant’s ear, growing in our yard.
The post office has one employee, but no p.o. boxes because they know all the residents by name. The locals smile, greet you, remember you the next time they see you. And they are always barefoot.