Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
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... plan ahead more than you normally might as a traveller.
Rarotonga was lovely but it really was
slow paced with not much around to do, so perhaps not the place for
those easily bored; we also found it to be Thai standards but at
western prices. LA and SanFran were great to see and explore with LA
being all about money and famous people and SanFran more a local,
hippy, cafe-culture vibe; we enjoyed visiting but probably wouldn't
... could bring it in. We were just happy with water. Sandwiches run about $13 each and are large. The only sides offered are salads. No chips, etc. There was an extremely drunk man there in his swim trunks with a couple of other people. They got up to leave and the one guy stumbled to his scooter. Someone yelled at him to not drink and drive, and he proceeded to gun his scooter and crash, then get up and keep going. Crazy! Don't know what lead up to all that...it was only ...
... rings of the "Art Works" collection. Maybe next time :-)
Tonight we had dinner at the Red Ginger again, and again enjoyed it very much! If it were up to me, and if we are able to get reservations, I would eat there every day :-). They had some nice touches such as bringing out multiple sets of chop sticks and let you choose a pair you like, etc. The only thing that came short in my opinion is their tea - they have a fancy selection of teas, but all come in tea bags ...
... made the rounds and then took off, with all of our thanks for helping us out.
The house was lovely, especially because of its history. (Caution, history lesson following): In 1880, a small schooner sailed from Europe with a Dutch trader aboard, bound for the Society Islands. Heavy storms besieged the captain and his crew, and they ran aground on a coral reef and were shipwrecked. Three days later, the Dutch trader washed ashore. He was welcomed by the Takitimu of ...
... then he asked me if I cook for myself here. I really didn’t see if coming when, after I answered ‘Yes’, he offered me one!
‘I’ll pick you a big one’ he said discarding the fish he was descaling and chose another larger slippery blue creature.
‘What do I need to do to it?’ I asked, watching him intently.
‘First, you take the head off’ he looked up at me and registered mild panic.