Pension Fare Ratere
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
- Shuttle bus service
Travel Blogs from Tahiti
... and the stingrays. However we were told not to touch the sharks because they don't like it, not to stand on the rays because the can sting you, and sometimes the rays can swim up your body and might "bite the ladies titi" (in a French accent). This didn't seem to be a concern at first but after 20 mins of us getting there, the sharks and rays kept coming and soon we were pretty much surrounded. I had two rays swim up from my knees right up to ...
... with their corpses as were all the external stairwells. The hotel was to host a Polynesian Tattoo convention beginning the following day and preparations were going on. Various market stalls were being set up in on an area of lawn and in the afternoon we were able to watch as many of the delegates were welcomed in a traditional way by drummers. The welcome ceremony then went on with all the announcements being made in Tahitian, in French and finally in ...
... this. One of the other receptionists stepped in and told us to watch it channel 2 of our tv and we would be covered.
Dinner was at the pool bar. Delicious Thai beef salad for each of us.
Tuesday March 25
Cereal and coffee in our room, a quick call at reception to see if there was any way to reschedule the safety demonstration – “Of course, attend it on the 27th.” What the? Too ridiculous.
... beaches. The pretty waterfalls and the variety of tropical flowers paid off for the lacking beach experience though.
Also - like it or not - it's an incredibly french place. I think people speak less English than in France actually, but at least French food and pastries are available anywhere. And the polynesian folks are really cute and laid-back, always with a friendly "Ia Orana" (the local "Hello") on their lips. ...
... most as our good friend and former Globalteer colleague Annie had recently moved back to Auckland from Cambodia and provided us with excellent local advice on where to go and what to see. Thank you Annie for making our stay even more enjoyable than it might have been!
Our personal highlights from our few days in Auckland are too many to mention so here are our top picks:
Annie’s tour of the University district. A lovely mix of modern ...