Travel Blogs from Papeete, French Polynesia

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Billabong surf competition in Teahupoo, Teahupoo, French Polynesia travel blog

Billabong surf competition in Teahupoo

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... best 44 surfers in the world are also competing in the Billabong world champion tour. Woo! We went into the capital Papeete, after breakfast, to find there are no mopeds for hire on the island and a car would cost ...

Papeete Airport.  Part Two...with a vengence.., Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Papeete Airport. Part Two...with a vengence..

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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2nd Night in Papeete Airport. And since the cheapest hostel was $100, we slept on the floor, again. This time we were there for 13 hours. Considered how we could get arrested for drunk and disorderly by supping the last of our bacardi in a reckless ...

Tropical Tahiti, french kissing and beer, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Tropical Tahiti, french kissing and beer

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... to love this place. Here is some of what we have learnt. Tahiti is the name of just one island in the French Polynesia group, an area of archipelagos that could cover Europe. Tahiti is a colourful mixture of French and Polynesian cultures. The ...

wascaly wabbit!, Easter Island, French Polynesia travel blog

wascaly wabbit!

A travel blog entry by twittg

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... to figure out what it is i'm doing (should i go to patagonia???). before anyone replies that Easter Island isn't in French Polynesia, i know. travelpod doesn't have a map pin location for Easter Island so i just put it as French Polynesia since that's ...

Tahiti, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Tahiti

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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Paradise Airport on the floor. ...

French Polynesia:  They Don't Have Tahiti Treat!!!, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

French Polynesia: They Don't Have Tahiti Treat!!!

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... and smiled happily for their cameras.  Our attempts to communicate went poorly, but it was fun anyways.    French Polynesia is actually an overseas territory of France and, as such, they have EU passports here which is pretty ...

Quick stopover in Papeete, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Quick stopover in Papeete

A travel blog entry by freya691

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On our late arrival we got a taxi which cost 2700 francs to get to our Hotel Tahiti Nui. We didn't have enough money for the driver, so we had to get change at the hotel - the rate was 76 - so we would've been better getting the Pacific Franc's ...

Back to loving the land..., Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Back to loving the land...

A travel blog entry by freya691

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... … Got a taxi for the 5 minute drive to the marina and this time thankfully there were no delays and we landed into Papeete after a 45 min flight. Caught a taxi to the Manava Suite resort (1700 XPF) & our first impressions as we walked through ...

Tahiti, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Tahiti

A travel blog entry by gajordandk51

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... 14 but crossed the international dateline and went back a day in time. So I´m living the 13th over again! Anyway, I´m in Papeete, Tahiti. I´m only here for about 36 hours as a stopover on the way to Easter Island. Most of the beaches you picture ...

on my way soon........., Paea, French Polynesia travel blog

on my way soon.........

A travel blog entry by parashakti

2weeks from today, i'll be on my way to London, i hope to see a lot of you in my short ...

"So, Chris.... have you been to Tahiti?"

A travel blog entry by chrisazharian

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... her recent and valid passport. It turns out she got a new one six months ago.  Thus, my first few hours in Papeete were spent in the airport, with police, immigration, and customs agents berating my crying mother who was starting to have chest ...

Start of Our Final Cruise, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Start of Our Final Cruise

A travel blog entry by sophiestikated

This is just a recap of our final cruise on the Tahitian ...

Tahiti, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Tahiti

A travel blog entry by richardandfiona

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... than a truck, but all was made clear on our return journey which was a truck with bench seats in it. The main town, Papeete, was a fairly uninspiring port town, but it had a great market that we visited where they sold everything from fish to flowers ...

Reflections at Papeete Airport, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Reflections at Papeete Airport

A travel blog entry by ditchthecube

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We have to check out at 10am, but our flight is at 2:30am tomorrow. With little else to do, we jump on the 9:30 bus and make it over to the main island around 11:30. We wander around a bit to burn time, grab some food, and mail my postcards. By the time ...

Krotka przygoda z wyspami polinezyjskimi, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Krotka przygoda z wyspami polinezyjskimi

A travel blog entry by camer

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No w koncu udalo mi sie opuscic NZ. Na pokladzie samolotu Air Tahiti chyba po raz pierwszy podczas moich wszystkich przelotow dostalem pelny obiad tzn. entree (salatka z anansa, ogorka i jeszcze jakis warzyw), pozniej obiad czyli cos a'la gulasz z owcy z ...

Tahiti, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Tahiti

A travel blog entry by binghams

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After a month sleeping in the back of a campervan, it was pure bliss to arrive in the sunshine of Tahiti and our fab hotel - we were not used to so much space! A friendly Tahitian welcome greeted us with local music, dancing and gifts ...

Tahiti and towards the Marquesas, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Tahiti and towards the Marquesas

A travel blog entry by danielandmelora

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... soaked to the bone within 15 seconds of stepping off the ship. Supposedly a stunning atoll, one of the largest in Polynesia, we enjoyed the puddles, wet palm trees and non-existent views during a rainstorm impressive for its ferocity. The sensible people ...

Papeete, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Papeete

A travel blog entry by badefamily

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Had a free day so walked to the Stadium, 40mins each way in the heat, to register and get our tshirts - bright yellow and orange! Opening Ceremony held on the waterfront with entertainment by hula dancers etc - the full Tahitian stuff. Dinner was at 'the ...

Tahiti, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Tahiti

A travel blog entry by sophiestikated

Well, it has been quite a while since my last entry, hasn't it... Sorry 'bout that... We've passed through Hawaii and are now in Tahiti. Hawaii was beautiful. Waikiki was great, but really, it doesn't even compare (visually) to any of the beaches down ...

Tahiti, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Tahiti

A travel blog entry by rjsmith

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... .... none of the flimsy plastic rubbish! A world away from rubbish American Airlines. Tahiti is the main island of French Polynesia, and it does feel very French. They even had a separate immigration channel for European Passport holders. Unfortunately ...

Day 56: TAHITI!!!, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Day 56: TAHITI!!!

A travel blog entry by randiandersen

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... . We bought our picnic - apples, cheese (Rachel is something of a cheese connoisseur, listen to me using words like that in a French country), baguettes, peanut butter, and wine. Sounds good, doesn't it? Even the wine sounded good to me. Liz and Jonathan ...

Pirun kallis paratiisi, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Pirun kallis paratiisi

A travel blog entry by loskoivisto

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... Papeeten valisten lentojen maara. Kasittaakseni olisimme joutuneet odottamaan seuraavaa yhteytta muutaman paivan, jolloin koko Ranskan Polynesia olisi jaanyt valiin. Vaihto Aucklandissa sujui kuitenkin jouhevasti ja saavuimme Papeeteen Tahitille aivan ...

How to ruin paradise..., Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia travel blog

How to ruin paradise...

A travel blog entry by vonkaz29

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Plans change, and sometimes for the better. As much as I wanted to see the rest of the Pacific down to Australia, I have been at sea for 3 months now, so time has come for me to start working again, so I decided to fly to Sydney and settle there for 6 ...

Leave Switzerland back to boring work in Tahiti, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Leave Switzerland back to boring work in Tahiti

A travel blog entry by sailingglenn

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Tahiti a wash out, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Tahiti a wash out

A travel blog entry by gecklny

Hello, Well I made it out of New Zealand without being search too many more times for drugs.  I was "randomly checked" again at the airport leaving Tahiti though.  I am telling you, I have been put on the "list". Unfortunately I can not ...

Getting started: French Polynesia!, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Getting started: French Polynesia!

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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... an Anglo-Saxon Protestant environment. The remains of the buildings they erected make the most impressive architectural ensemble of French Polynesia. The Austral archipelago Six high volcanic islands (Raivavae, Rurutu, Tubuai, Rimatara, Rapa) and one ...

Bali Haiiiiiii will call youuuuuu, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Bali Haiiiiiii will call youuuuuu

A travel blog entry by lizflint

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Bali Haiiiiiiiii will call youuuuuuuu Seriously SO sick of humming that tune! Had to come away to NZ to get away from singing it in my head!! Aaargh! Luckily I know no such tune for NZ, and please don't anybody tell me one if you know one! Short ...

Noch schnell ein paar Souvenirs..., Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Noch schnell ein paar Souvenirs...

A travel blog entry by upandaway_gk

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... vieler Hinsicht stimmt das auch, es ist laut, dreckig und die Häuser verfallen wie in Pariser Vororten. Doch vieles hat Papeete Paris voraus: das Klima, das Meer und den Marktplatz, der mit seinem bunten Angebot (von Ananas über Frischfisch und Pareux ...

South Pacific island hopping, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

South Pacific island hopping

A travel blog entry by sharkita

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... in front of a museum where they had traditional sports and dancing  (Heiva)where contestants and entertainers came from all over French Polynesia as well as a small contingent of Easter Islanders. It was a great day. Groups of men and women in their ...

The third world of french polynesia, The Marquesas, French Polynesia travel blog

The third world of french polynesia

A travel blog entry by triptalk

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... islands to hang out on the sand. But the hikes were awesome, I wore myself out and saw some amazing scenery. The flight out; 1.5 hour 4x4 drive to the airport, propeller plane to Papeete, wait til 2am for flight to Sydney... so tired... but worth ...

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