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Cock-a-Doodle-Doo

Forget to set your alarm for your early flight? Don't worry: as per most South Pacific islands, Vava'u's roosters will ensure you're awake well before dawn even thinks about cracking. In a scrambled interpretation of International Dateline protocol, the birds here start crowing around 4am. Cock-a-doodle-don't... Bring your earplugs.