Day T-2, Friday, Jan 28, Arrive Papeete
Trip Start Jan 26, 2011
19Trip End Feb 13, 2011
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Tahiti is an island composed of two round segments connected by a short isthmus. The main segment is Tahiti Nui, about 20 miles across Tahiti iti is much smaller.One of the real bargains in Tahiti is "LeTruck". For the equivalent of about $1:50 US this transport goes around the island at frequent intervals. I had pictured a very primitive conveyance from the name but it is a standard transit bus
Today's parting shot can really only be one thing. Between the travel and the Baltimore power failure I've been living pretty much in a vacuum since Wednesday morning. The only English TV I could find at the hotel was CNN, and it was quite distressing. My last time on the Serenity, just in October, included a port call in Alexandria, and I have also been to Cairo in 2007 and 2009 on other trips. I'm very glad to have been there when I was. I believe Serenity's World Cruise this year is going around South Africa and is pretty well isolated from events in Egypt for now, but others are not so fortunate. I wish the best to the people of Egypt and those traveling to the region. To the Egyptian people my best wishes for safety, security, stability, and liberty.