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Travel Blogs from Papeete
As a preparation to our 5 weeks travel within one of our most luxurious destinations, maybe second after Antarctica, first cultural overview .... before getting into travel details!
French Polynesia is an historical aspect spread over 60 years. in 1842, France annexed the Marquesas Islands, then, after King Pomare V ceded his states …
... The view from our room was, interesting. Check out the picture and you’ll see what I mean. It wasn’t the view that was the main problem, it was the room. It was actually pretty nice, pretty big, airy, aircon was cold. But it wasn’t the room that I booked. Back to reception and I asked is that a standard room or a deluxe. "Standard" replies the disinterested guy on reception.
“But I booked a deluxe” says I.
... to pick me up...so I called Gerard and he was there within 15 minutes...seems he had been waiting for one hour... I booked the bungalow on stilts which had airco and a small kitchen with superb view on the lagoon. For EUR95 a night a bargain for Bora Bora. Gerard washed my clothes for free and booked me on the lagoon tour for the next day as weather would be okat. At 08.00 two local guys picked me up at the boat petrol station and we went ...
... bread at the Boulangerie , there
was also an espresso bar on another corner. Not far away was a
couple dining at a very French influenced restaurant, filled with
tropical flowers. For all the pearl shops and boutiques, nothing had
prepared me for the direct contrast of it all. It feels a lot more
Gallic, and a bit more cosmopolitan, except for the way the people
look and dress. A few yards behind us, the crystal clear water of
the lagoon ...
... acquired a penchant for buying loud shirts: I couldn't resist! Most Tahitians sport some kind of tattoo There are some big fellas - and lasses - here! It's naturally lush, with some impressive hills in the centre of the Island French and Polynesian pop is awful And everyone is so friendly After a wonderful breakfast - a Tahitian breakfast includes their take on ceviche - I caught the bus into ...