In Papua New Guinea's Tufi region, beautification is an important part of culture and identity.
The Niuean people's laid-back friendliness is on show in Lakepa Village.
The lure of watching the migration of the humpback whale should be enough to get you booking tickets to Tonga.
The exuberant welcome of "Bula", brings a smile to even the most jaded traveller.
A quick check of our coordinates confirms we're about as close to the middle of nowhere as you can get.