Travel Blogs from French Polynesia

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Staying at the Garcias, Teahupoo, French Polynesia travel blog

Staying at the Garcias

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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... one month of island-hopping, it has almost come to an end. We have only one week left to explore the main island of French Polynesia, Tahiti-nui & Tahiti-iti. Tahiti consists of one big island - Nui and a smaller island – Iti. They are ...

2 Exhausting Days at Sea, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

2 Exhausting Days at Sea

A travel blog entry by bartschr

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Greetings,  I guess my last blog got 'clogged'... I believe only the pics got through... Well anyway, it kinda went like this... Not really too much to report...just Eating. Drinking, Eating, Drinking, Drinking, Eating...I think you get the ...

Papeete, Tahiti – 11 February 2013, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Papeete, Tahiti – 11 February 2013

A travel blog entry by jilliancarr

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Papeete, Tahiti – 11 February 2013  We arrived at Papeete early and by 8.30 am the Aurora was docked, and cleared customs. We left the ship at 9 o clock.  On our previous visit two years ago we had a trip to the centre of the island ...

Travelling back in time..., Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Travelling back in time...

A travel blog entry by michut

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... a journey only to arrive there yesterday. It´s kind of bizarre crossing the international date line... Spent my first night in French Polynesia in Papeete, which, apart from being very hot, and very expensive, isn´t too much to write home about ...

one more day in Paradise., bora bora, French Polynesia travel blog

one more day in Paradise.

A travel blog entry by kingo

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... salesmen, and decided life was to short. He now has a very successful tour company here on the islands. Since it is still French Polyneisa he had no problem immigrating here. The standard of living of the locals is great and they abide by the french ...

Possibly the most beautiful island on Earth, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

Possibly the most beautiful island on Earth

A travel blog entry by marcelo.heather

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I can't believe we had the opportunity of visiting Bora Bora, the island of dreams which you never consider will be within your reach. Thinking about it, the most affordable way to see it is by cruise because the hotel rooms are super expensive and ...

on the hook, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

on the hook

A travel blog entry by rascal

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... because I'm shoeless...Sebastian..I hope you are reading this.. (Sebi lives in Tortola, and is well documented to be both french.. and a shoe thief). Now we have moved round to the eastern side of the lagoon. A more picturesque but less sociable ...

Cruisin' on a Sunday, Haapiti, French Polynesia travel blog

Cruisin' on a Sunday

A travel blog entry by carlaandmike

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Beautiful day!! We are determined to stay in shape throughout this trip so what better way to start the day then a 45 minute run! Wow – it was good to do but we feel it!!!! So we take it easy for the rest of the morning and do our first load of ...

lucky son of a.., Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

lucky son of a..

A travel blog entry by rascal

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We left Raro, bound for Bora Bora, mid morning beating into 20kts out the ESE. Not ideal, but at least we were going fast in sort of the right direction. That only lasted till midnight. The breeze died, and we motorsailed the rest of the way. Well, ...

Bucket List, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

Bucket List

A travel blog entry by chrisazharian

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In 1991, I was surfing in Half Moon Bay when I saw my very first shark. I had been to Sea World as a kid and I've been to the Denver Aquarium a bunch of times, but to see a shark, you need to see it without a pane of glass in the way. You need the shark ...

Sleepin' and other strenuous activities..., Moorea, French Polynesia travel blog

Sleepin' and other strenuous activities...

A travel blog entry by codownsean

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... . What day is it? So today I cross the international date line for the first of 3 times in one week.  I will fly to French Polynesia and then back a week later only to fly across the date line to South America again the following day.  So I've ...

Fakarava, amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!, Fakarava, French Polynesia travel blog

Fakarava, amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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... with two passes. The main pass to enter the lagoon is known as "Passe Garuae" and it is the largest pass in French Polynesia. The southern pass is called Tumakohua. Fakarava is small and most of the approximately 700 inhabitants are living in the main ...

Day 57, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Day 57

A travel blog entry by randiandersen

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... table book. Then we moved on to a little store - I almost called it a tienda again but that's what it was only in French - how do you say "little dingy store" in French? Anyway we killed about half an hour there buying drinks and using the toilets in the ...

The clue is in the name 'Pap', Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

The clue is in the name 'Pap'

A travel blog entry by rtwmurraystyle

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Due to the timeline we had two Valentines Days!  The first one was spent racing to the airport to return the hire car on time without running out of petrol, then wasting about an hour queueing in the wrong check in queue - fun! In order to get to ...

Bonjour from Tahiti, TAHITI, French Polynesia travel blog

Bonjour from Tahiti

A travel blog entry by foxycruiser

... qnd I got q lot of greqt photos. We zill be in Mooreq tomorrow. Hopefully; I cqn find qn internet cqfe zith q keyboqrd I cqn reqd. Everything here is very expensive; One French feqnc eauqls 80 cents so it is no bqrgqin. Love to qll ...

MOOREA ISLAND  (French Polynesia). March 4, Moorea Island, French Polynesia travel blog

MOOREA ISLAND (French Polynesia). March 4

A travel blog entry by ribalda

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A clarification, Moorea is the sister island of Tahiti, you can see his silhouette from Papeete that is only 17 km away. There are several ferries that make the trip in just over 30 minutes. This island has has a barrier reef that surrounds it and ...

Day 12, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Day 12

A travel blog entry by escott10

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Woke up bright and early to begin our adventure on Tahiti! Decided we would rent a car and find our own way around the island rather than taking a tour. Got directions to the car rental and headed out. Upon arrival there was a long line and by the time ...

South Pacific vacation, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

South Pacific vacation

A travel blog entry by mrewkowski

We arrived in the Tahiti capital of Papeete just before midnight. Other travelers have said that it is a dump and too get out of the city as fast as possible. We just needed a place to stay for the night and head out to Moorea as soon as we could. We ...

No mas Espagnol, Tahiti, French Polynesia travel blog

No mas Espagnol

A travel blog entry by sebou

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Off to Tahiti. ¿Will I get upgraded to First class? hope so. hehe No upgrade unfortunaly but the plane was pretty much empty so I had all the 3 seats in the middle for myself and as such could lie down easily and confortably. Arrived early and waited ...

World's most expensive Motu?!, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

World's most expensive Motu?!

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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... did the touristy thing as well. After breakfast we were picked up by the boat and our tour guide - a crazy touristy Polynesia was playing the ukulele for us all the time while crossing the lagoon to the other hotels with their 'overwaterbungalows'. ...

When It Rains, It Pours, Moorea, French Polynesia travel blog

When It Rains, It Pours

A travel blog entry by ditchthecube

Our flight arrives in Papeete just after midnight on the 9th. Outside the plane, it is pouring down rain. The airline even gives us all disposable ponchos so we can walk from the plane to the terminal. Since nothing is open and no busses are running, we ...

Parlez-vous francais?, Moorea, French Polynesia travel blog

Parlez-vous francais?

A travel blog entry by roli

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Die Tage in der Suedsee waren besonders erholsam. Und zum ersten Mal auf meiner Reise verschwand fuer ein paar Tage das Englisch als Hauptsprache und wurde durch Franzoesisch ersetzt, was mir eigentlich ziemlich entgegen kam. Von Tahiti aus stach ich am ...

La famille poon en vacances sur la plage, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

La famille poon en vacances sur la plage

A travel blog entry by rubyandzara

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The Poon family's beach holiday (in Mo'orea - French Polynesia) Ruby When we got to Tahiti (largest island in French Polynesia) we caught a taxi to the harbour and had a windy ferry trip to a small island called Mo'orea. We checked into our Hotel Kaveka ...

Day 11, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Day 11

A travel blog entry by escott10

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At sea most of the day and then docked in Papeete, Tahiti at 7:00pm. After getting off the ship we took a long walk through the town. Most of the shops were closed by this point except for the restaurants and bars. So...... where did we end up??? ...

Dolphins and Pearls, Rangiroa, French Polynesia travel blog

Dolphins and Pearls

A travel blog entry by danielandmelora

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Rangiroa is the second largest atoll in the world (the largest apparently is in Marshall Islands) and we had an idyllic stop here in the Tuamotu islands on our way back to Tahiti. There are endless islands here and at one point we could see 43 dotted on ...

Papeete, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Papeete

A travel blog entry by verdensreise

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To ord som beskriver Tahiti er grønt og frodig. Tahiti var vårt første av tre stopp på Franske Polynesia, og består av to øyer: Tahiti Nui (nui=stor) og Tahiti Iti (Iti=liten). Vi bestemte oss for å se så mye som ...

Bora Bora, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora

A travel blog entry by verdensreise

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Forventningene var enorme da vi sto opp ved soloppgang på Bora Bora. Øya som er kåret til verdens flotteste en rekke ganger. Etter gårsdagens inntrykk på fantastiske Moorea, kunne vi knapt forestille oss hvor flott Bora Bora ...

Prantsuse Polüneesia – elu on lill!, Moorea, French Polynesia travel blog

Prantsuse Polüneesia – elu on lill!

A travel blog entry by tibuandtintin

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Lennuk maandus helesinise laguuni serval ning mul oli tunne, et näen ikka veel und. Külmast lennukist välja astudes võttis meid vastu üks kleepuva sooja õhu pahvakas. Selline soe ja niiske õhk tekitas tahtmise kõik riided seljast visata ja ...

tour papeete, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

tour papeete

A travel blog entry by cazzadazza

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Up early again today, watched the boat come in to dock what beautiful scenery, took a few photos of papeeta on the way in. Then went back to the cabin to wake the girls up so we could go and have a look at the town. So we were up and off to look and as ...

Chilling out, Moorea, French Polynesia travel blog

Chilling out

A travel blog entry by danielandmelora

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We said farewell to Andrew and headed to Moorea and a lovely little cottage overlooking gardens and the lagoon. Seriously nice to have no agenda for four days and no fixed meal times. Lots of sleep, scrabble reading and fresh tuna. There is arguably ...

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