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Travel Blogs from Tahiti
... doing the dorms as Tahiti is expensive but it really wasn't so bad in the huge converted loft.
We explored the local beaches and had some amazing food in roadside Roulette's - which is restaurant quality food cooked in a van - and we were shocked, and delighted, to see how big the portions were! Yum!
Over the next four days, we took many unreliable busses to different parts of the island, including the capital Papeete, which was ...
... eclair Kathleen missed out on last time as the last one went just before we ordered. Then we hang around at the resort in Moorea till 14.00 and then get a different ferry back to Papeete. This is a larger one that takes cars, buses and lorries as well. When we arrive there is an old friend to meet us in the harbour. The Black Watch has arrived from Easter Island. Getting off and finding our luggage is a bit chaotic and ...
... and the whole heavy lump would have had me for certain. The fronds may be light, but the terminal is like a large heavy sharpened sledgehammer. Angela headed to a deckchair to recover...I on the other hand borrowed a snorkel and dove into the hotel's "Lagoonarium". This is a fabulous concept. An acre of water which is very deep and has artificial coral reefs (with real coral) and thousands of fish. The idea is apparently to help ...
... Tahitian singers with smiles
so warm, and looks so gorgeous. It helped me understand why
Fletcher Christian led a mutiny in 1789 against Captain Bligh and his
supporters on the H.M. S. Bounty.
After taking many photos, we continued to walk toward the main paved road
on the island. It became apparent that here in Tahiti you can still
experience real Polynesian culture. We were looking at rows of
shops, and one of them ...
... messing about can prove
dangerous. Another lesson learned and incident to add to the list of many.
Before arriving here we visited the islands of Rangiroa and
Manihi in the Tuamotus Archipelago - paradise atolls that could have been sets
from a Bond film, not real places. There were the usual white beaches, palm
trees, crystal clear water and non-stop sunshine (well nearly non-stop, I’m
afraid to say it rained ...