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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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... 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 getting absolutely no sleep from the cockerels crowing at 2am!! We decided to hire the bike...(in the end Kevin ...

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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... much less filled 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 ...

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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... to the airport we bid farewell to Jone and checked in at a nice empty counter for flight NZ44 to Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. At the airport's Italian restaurant we sliced through pizza slices in record time before negotiating our way through security ...

Roosters Should Wear Muzzles, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Roosters Should Wear Muzzles

A travel blog entry by jmo

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... of 4A-7A. By the way, the myth that roosters crow at dawn has been shattered - daily. We are now back in Rarotonga after taking a short island hop to Aitutaki, a gem in the Rarotongan chain. We suffered beautiful beaches, clear lagoon waters perfect ...

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 ...

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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... ;do you get to visit this part of the world? So we told Borat, packed our bags and jumped ship. THE COOK ISLANDS Arrival in Rarotonga airport was interesting. "We're putting you back on that plane to Tahiti" said the police and customs as they were ...

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 ...

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 ...

Deep Blue Sea, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Deep Blue Sea

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... Islanders. As an alternative consolation I did get to see another sunrise having to be up early enough for my 7:30am pick-up. Dive Rarotonga was the outfit I had chose to get wet with along with 3 other guys, one about to start work here, one who had ...

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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... them. With the 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 ...

COOK ISLANDS : RAROTONGA, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

COOK ISLANDS : RAROTONGA

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... again, as we soon 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

We're behind you!

A travel blog entry by bush-trotters

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... international dateline 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 ...

Chapter 3:

Chapter 3: "I was caught in the rain..."

A travel blog entry by easyread

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Kia Orana! Greetings from Muri Beach on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands! I can't tell you how happy I am to be back to using a standard keyboard again! When I last left off (Thursday), I was wrapping things up on Mo'orea; the ferry ride back to Papeete, ...

Groundhog Day, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Groundhog Day

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... made the bus routes simpler, all two of them, clockwise or anti-clockwise. Wandering around the Saturday morning market the Cook Islands seemed better off than Fiji with a better overall infrastructure though not sure whether that is to do with more ...

Leaving Paradise, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Leaving Paradise

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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Can you overdose on mangoes? Leaving Aitutaki behind this morning the flight back to Rarotonga was full but still getting a window seat to gaze out of at the lagoon below as we took off. Left my bag at the airport once we had touched down to take a ...

Cyclones, Cyclones and more Cyclones, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Cyclones, Cyclones and more Cyclones

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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... the plane from Auckland to here it seemed a little odd that we were getting on a Jumbo Jet just for the short trip to the Cook Islands. It was only during the flight that we found out why. The guy sitting next to Liz on the flight explained that that all ...

Cook Islands, Raratonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Cook Islands

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... are rare now. Don't buy them !! Ok enough preaching. A few days later we flew to Aitutaki the most photographed of the Cook islands ( it's the island that most of the holiday brochures show, with the huge lagoon ) we landed on the brand new runway to ...

Rainy Rarotonga, Rarotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Rainy Rarotonga

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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They wouldn't let me stay any longer in Fiji so here I am in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands staying in Vara's Beach House right on the sea front overlooking the lagoon. There's quite a lot of islands in the Cooks but Rarotonga is the administrative centre ...

Next Pacific Island Group = Next Dive Site!, Raratonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Next Pacific Island Group = Next Dive Site!

A travel blog entry by directgb

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... depart and miss the chance to get talking somehow. Ron from Canada, was a diver with some history of diving the islands. Oivand was a journalist (amonst a long varied history of other professions), from Norway, and was starting his open water dive ...

Wicked Island Time, Raratonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Wicked Island Time

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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Nine and a half hour flight from LA and we found ourselves in the idyllic Cook Islands. Unfortunately it was cyclone season so our sunshine was brief and fleeting, but we had a comfortable place to sit our rucksacks and kick up our feet for five days at ...

Kia Orana (Hello, welcome), Rorotonga, Cook Islands travel blog

Kia Orana (Hello, welcome)

A travel blog entry by wetwo

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... the weather is close to 30C above freezing).  I've got the (thankfully minor) sunburn to prove it. We're sitting down to a traditional Cook Island dinner and show.  Hula dancers or close to it.  I'll video the swinging hips for you ...

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