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The flight to Tahiti took far longer than I'd envisaged but having slept for part of the journey and thanks to a favourable wind we landed a shade after midnight. As I walked down the steps of the plane the humidity hit me immediately. It was so warm too. I'd hoped to get a Tahitian stamp in my passport but this being France and officially part of …
Spent one night on Tahiti Island, at a lovely hotel with a good restaurant. The following day was Mothering Sunday in Tahiti, the third Mothering Sunday we have encountered during our trip.
... also has an excellent minimarket from which we (and most of our colleagues) have bought supplies. The last couple of mornings I have gone there and bought yoghurt, orange juice and patisseries for breakfast which have cost only about $2 or 3 and been tastier than the overpriced breakfast in the hotel. We have also maintained a supply of tonic water and local beer. Our hotel room is very comfortable but there are some quirks. At night there is minimal lighting in the corridors ...
... highlight of the day was the Opening Ceremony.This was held in a park on the waterfront in front of a large Rotunda. We walked there with others from the hotel and had front row seats. The parade of the 22 countries along the seafront and then into the cleared space showed how many competitors were here and each country got a cheer, especially Tuvalu, the newest member and smallest team. Then there were the formalities with speeches from the local Athletics president and then ...
April 28, 2013
Sea days at the beginning of the trip are more fun than at the end because now we down to just about a week left. It was Good Morning Westerdam at 9:00 with Culinary Manager and Executive Chef. Yesterday we took at load of container goods fresh and frozen. They were ordered for us 2 months ago and sent from the US and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
A relic from the Sixties but friendly staff and a lovely swimming pool.
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