Travel Blogs from Tahiti, 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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... join the Arslan and his boat. On Wednesday he is planning to compete in a three day, three island regatta, called the Tahiti Pearl Regatta. Here is the link. http://www.tahitipearlregatta.org.pf/regateen.html So it will be in at the deep end for us ...

FRENCH POLYNESIA, Tahiti, French Polynesia travel blog

FRENCH POLYNESIA

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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A short two hour flight, and we reach our final South Pacific destination, Tahiti, the main island of French Polynesia. Visiting Tahiti after being to Aitutaki is like driving a Lada, after test driving a Ferrari. Just like it's cousin, New ...

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 ...

Tahiti, Tahiti, French Polynesia travel blog

Tahiti

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... the airport was to be a problem until 7 o'clock, so we slept for a while at the airport. As the sun rose we found Tahiti to be much more developed than the Cook Islands, the only greenery was up in the steep volcanic hills or private gardens. We moved ...

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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Miles Travelled - 4nm from Faaroa Bay to Ile Taoru to Uturoa Marina Our last morning and we had to get the boat back by 9am. Dale dropped the mooring at 5.30am much to my disgust so we had to stop at Ile Taoru so I could make breakfast, clean the boat ...

Visiting the first diving site, Tahiti, French Polynesia travel blog

Visiting the first diving site

A travel blog entry by directgb

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... round island road, giving people a fair bit of walking to go for a dive. However his prices were very typically French Polynesian, i.e. astronomical. Saw turtles and reef sharks twice on first dive. Kingfish, Lemon shark, more turtles, plethora of the ...

Tahiti, Tahiti, Cook Islands travel blog

Tahiti

A travel blog entry by loxias

Stopping in Tahiti on the way to ...

Tahiti, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Tahiti

A travel blog entry by gajordandk51

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

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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... I returned the call of the American Consulate. We had to make sure my mom could board the ship; more importantly, that she could leave Tahiti and gain entry back into the United States. So, a very kind man arrived at the hotel in his personal car to drive ...

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 ...

polynesian paradise, Tahiti, French Polynesia travel blog

polynesian paradise

A travel blog entry by twittg

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... I'd become sunburnt. D'oh! I stopped at a little netcafe with dial-up to sent out an e-mail and discovered how wacky the French keyboard layout is. ___ My second day on the island, I went out kayaking. Got to the picture postcard point looking back at the ...

Back in Tahiti, Tahiti, French Polynesia travel blog

Back in Tahiti

A travel blog entry by sebou

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... than planned - around 9am  and then took nearly an hour to decide where we wanted to go. Finally we decided to go around Tahiti. Took the car and left off with Herve and Julien. Went around and arrived in the near island in the south and called a ...

Tahiti, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Tahiti

A travel blog entry by richardandfiona

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... returned and I was melting, so we decided to go back to the hotel. We went via the supermarket, which was a Carrefour, being a French island. It was exactly like walking into a Carrefour in France and, after I had managed to prise Richard from the cheese ...

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 ...

The Most relaxing few days of our lifes, Tahiti, French Polynesia travel blog

The Most relaxing few days of our lifes

A travel blog entry by mlcjemma

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... meal which looked pretty professional it was i must stay one of the best dishes. to our surprise as we looked under the couch found some tahiti board games which we played for a long time and when we got tired of that it was time for a game of UNO.  ...

Tahiti - another trasfer, Tahiti, French Polynesia travel blog

Tahiti - another trasfer

A travel blog entry by kt1

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Arrived in Tahiti, a bit confused, didn't realize we were stopping here! Had just enough time to get a cuppa tea, and have a couple of cigarettes and we were back on our way! Next stop Rarotonga, and the start to my ...

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 ...

Takeoff: Island-hopping Polynesia, Faa'a, French Polynesia travel blog

Takeoff: Island-hopping Polynesia

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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... ! In the departure lobby we awaited our small plane and after a quick boarding we were in!!! So there we were: off for 4 weeks of island hopping within the French Polynesian Atolls and Islands; a dream coming true!! ...

Papeete, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Papeete

A travel blog entry by david_irina

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... - This town is located on the largest island (Tahiti), and usually it is used as a transition point to other islands of French Polynesia. Today we planned our route for the next 3 weeks: we will visit 3 groups of the islands. We are starting from Moorea, ...

1st day in Heaven, Tahiti, French Polynesia travel blog

1st day in Heaven

A travel blog entry by mlcjemma

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... . We all then picked up our bags AGAIN and walked to the very end of the jetty we had booked the BEST resort in Tahiti . When mum put the key through the hole and opened the door this sent of fragapanies and fresh soap wafted up everybodys noses. Everyone ...

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

... 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 here. ...

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