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Rarotonga, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Rarotonga

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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Kia Orana everyone... (Written May 29th delayed in sending due to no interner access) We arrived in the Rarotonga (Cook Islands) safe and sound, after a tedious night flight from LA, which included a stop in Tahiti for a few hours. With the time ...

Christmas Cook Island Style, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Christmas Cook Island Style

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... that there seems to be a very serious obesity problem on this island. Apparently, so we are informed, most of the pacific islands have such a problem. Portion sizes are enormous, maybe three times the size of back home. In the supermarkets there are the ...

Finding like minded people, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Finding like minded people

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 221 ? Temperature : 30 degrees Weather : Rainy, rainy, rainy!! OK, I thought I'd write a very quick blog to update you all on what's been going on over the past few days. After another night at the Rarotonga Backpackers we were ...

Rarotonga!!!, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Rarotonga!!!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... so all is well. Our flight to Rarotonga, or Raro for short, was delayed by nearly three hours, but when we finally arrived in The Cook Islands a car was still waiting for us to take us to our hostel. We finally crashed into bed just before 3am, and then a ...

Kia Orana Everyone!!, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Kia Orana Everyone!!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... diary of our last two weeks!! Monday 1st September We got off the plane at 6.30am in Rarotonga the largest of The Cook Islands which were discovered by (amongst others) yes you guessed it Captain Cook! We passed through immigration to collect our ...

Birthday madness, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Birthday madness

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 223 Temperature : 30 degrees Weather : Sunny at last I can't quite believe it’s Christmas in a couple of days. It doesn’t feel remotely Christmassy…no lights or decorations anywhere. Well, the owner of our guest ...

Cook Islands, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Cook Islands

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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entry to follow, just the pics for the ...

Having a Gale of a Time on Rarotonga, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Having a Gale of a Time on Rarotonga

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... lucky the weather was ordinary or we may never have left, we just chose the wrong week of the year, still, we did get Cook Islands Drivers Licences, our favourite souvenirs so far. It was clear to see the island's handsome big brother, New Zealand, must ...

Roosters Should Wear Muzzles, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Roosters Should Wear Muzzles

A travel blog entry by jmo

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Plenty of people asked me what I thought I would do for a job, etc. when I returned from this trip. Some suggested I should travel the world looking for that perfect thing that Americans would go crazy for and then I could make loads of money. In the ...

Happy talkin' talkin' happy talk, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Happy talkin' talkin' happy talk

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... two villages, and listened to speeches given in English for our benefit instead of Maori. We also got to chat with the Cook Islands national coach - a passionate man with the unlikely name of George George - who told us about him playing against England ...

Dreamworld, Aitutaki, Cook Islands travel blog

Dreamworld

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... it apparently being stolen from Rarotonga. The legend goes that the mountain of Maru on Rarotonga was the envy of the other islands round about especially flat Aitutaki at the time. The chiefs of Aitutaki decided to steal the mountain by sending a number ...

Jumping ship and being deported, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Jumping ship and being deported

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... to jump ship. An hour later on the internet and we had two one-way tickets to Rarotonga, the capital of the Cook islands. Sailing around French Polynesia and competing in the Tahiti regatta had been an awesome two weeks. The engine problems ...

Merry Christmas to Everyone!!!!, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Merry Christmas to Everyone!!!!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... a flight to the Galapagos from Guayaquil where we will spend a couple of weeks and hopefully catch a cruise around the islands, swimming with seals, dive with hammerheads, watch the blue footed boobies and iguanas and tortoises...wildlife fest! Return ...

Escaping the City Life, Aitutaki, Cook Islands travel blog

Escaping the City Life

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... is a destination I had chosen before I had even left home known that I would have to go there once I came to the Cook Islands. It's lagoon is the real attraction being described as one of the most beautiful places on earth, even more perfect than the ...

Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

A travel blog entry by chris_and_kelly

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Kia Orana from Rarotonga, Cook Islands!!! If there is one place on Earth you need to go it is here. We fell in love with the island straight away. The people are so friendly and its natural beauty is breathtaking!! Rarotonga is the main island in ...

Just hanging out in the South Pacific..., Rarotonga and Aitutaki, Cook Islands travel blog

Just hanging out in the South Pacific...

A travel blog entry by duke_schewe

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... you updated on that aspect of my life. P.S. Keep those emails coming, it's so wonderful to hear from you!! Anyway....Cook Islands. After action-packed weeks in Ecuador, we were really looking forward to just relaxing in the tropics for a couple of ...

Bananaman, Aitutaki, Cook Islands travel blog

Bananaman

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... walk towards the south of the island it seemed hard to walk here being given another lift further down the road. Despite the islands diminutive size a lot of people were cursing around on their mopeds at around 20 k/ph acting real cool giving a slight ...

Deep Blue Sea, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Deep Blue Sea

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... flights. It did mean missing church which I wanted to attend with it being a big draw to hear the angelic singing on the Cook Islanders. As an alternative consolation I did get to see another sunrise having to be up early enough for my 7:30am ...

Cooked to Perfection, Aitutaki, Cook Islands travel blog

Cooked to Perfection

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... up for dinner next door at the renowned Samade bar. We grabbed the last table going and dined on lukewarm overcooked pasta (a Cook Islands speciality it seems) and a seafood omelette which was fed to three doe-eyed cats. Unlike Rarotonga, Aitutaki has no ...

Paradise?, Avarua, Cook Islands travel blog

Paradise?

A travel blog entry by johnbrianmess

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... have the same day twice- although I think I'll time it for my birthday in the future! The first thing you notice about the Cook Islands is how quiet it is. The Islands have a population of 18,000 and spread out over 15 tiny islands spread out over an ...

Kia Orana, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Kia Orana

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... film The Guardian providing the on board cheese we were soon descending into Rarotonga last night. Weird. A lone guitarist formed the Cook Islands welcome committee in the airport before I bumped into a few others planning to stay at the same place of ...

COOK ISLANDS : RAROTONGA, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

COOK ISLANDS : RAROTONGA

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... discover that absolutely everything is closed on a Sunday, here in laid back Rarotonga. Rarotonga is the largest of the Cook Islands, a group of fairly isolated and sparsely populated islands in the South Pacific, with strong links to New Zealand. ...

COOK ISLANDS : AITUTAKI, Aitutaki, Cook Islands travel blog

COOK ISLANDS : AITUTAKI

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... on their honeymoon. What a fantastic place to spend your honeymoon. Aitutaki, it's lagoon, the coral reef and it's tiny outlying islands are too beautiful for words to describe but we'll try.. : The long coral reef encloses what must be one of the ...

Ground hog day....., Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Ground hog day.....

A travel blog entry by mikeandmarisha

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... home..... ah well.... our budget had already gone out of the window so it was take aways and restaurants all the way!! Cook Islands certainly gave us the tranquility and peace that we so desired...... more so as there is no mobile phone coverage and ...

Cooked to Perfection (Part 2), Aitutaki, Cook Islands travel blog

Cooked to Perfection (Part 2)

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... "Are you a policeman?" I enquired. "Yes, can I see your drivers' licence." He replied. Well obviously I was well chuffed. My Cook Islands Drivers Licence was going to see the light of day and I could flash the laminate, but I'd need to see his ...

Déjà Vu - Well Sort Of!, Aitutaki, Cook Islands travel blog

Déjà Vu - Well Sort Of!

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... -shocked looks mirrored ours from our group of about 15. We had been picked up at 7am from various resorts in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, for a day tour to Aitutaki and were now hearing this announcement at the airport check-in. Certainly it was overcast ...

Chapter 4: I become very lazy., Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Chapter 4: I become very lazy.

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... me. Muri Beach is incredible. The lagoon is seldom more than waist deep, and you can wade out to a few beautiful tropical islands for some private beach time under swaying palms. The only catch is that it's mating season for the triggerfish, so ...

Island Dreams, Aitutaki, Cook Islands travel blog

Island Dreams

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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So Rarotonga was nice (not as good as Fiji may be) but very nice all the same. But what about the other Cook Islands. Well there's quite a lot of them and I only had time to visit another two, Aitutaki and Atiu. On the Saturday morning I put my backpack ...

We're behind you!, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

We're behind you!

A travel blog entry by bush-trotters

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... on our way to the Cook Islands and so are now 10 hours behind GMT. We're staying on Rarotonga, the largest of the 13 Cook Islands. It is pretty much how you'd imagine a South Pacific island, with lovely beaches and very laid back locals (perhaps fewer ...

Caves and Bush Beer, Atiu, Cook Islands travel blog

Caves and Bush Beer

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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... to be honest and must be around 10 or 12 percent alcohol as it has a serious kick to it! Finally, it wouldn't be a proper Cook Islands visit if it didn't involve an island night! The beach on Atiu On the way to the caves with our guide, ...

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