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Moorea Magic

June 25th, 2013|French Polynesia|

Little Tahitian pineapple.  The tall leavessurrounding the plant are really jagged andsharp, a built-in protection mechanism.This man knocks me off my feet!!!ATV ride up in the lush mountains.  There arepineapple plantations and lots of jungle [...]

Moorea Overwater Bungalow

June 25th, 2013|French Polynesia|

We don't normally wax poetic abouthotel rooms, but the Hilton Moorea wasincredible.  For 3 nights, we had anoverwater bungalow with a window in the floor so we could watchthe fish swimming underneath! Our back deck dropped right into the [...]

Pearls in Taha’a

May 25th, 2013|French Polynesia|

    A breezy wet ride in the dinghy broughtus to a local pearl farm on the island ofTaha'a.  Owner Claudette showed ushow the color of the oyster shell lipdetermines the pearl color.  Tahitianpearls can [...]

Bora Bora Birthday

May 23rd, 2013|French Polynesia|

The fearless crew, from left:  Amber, Mike, me,David, Kathy, Larry and Deborah. Nothing like starting off a birthdaywith a little green tea and sunriseat Bora Bora! French influence is in full force at the grocerystore, [...]

Polynesian nightlife

May 17th, 2013|French Polynesia|

Dinner at Le Lotus, fine French fare in Tahiti.  French is the primary language here, and despitethe 22 hour flight, French tourists abound.There was lighting under the edge of this overwater restaurant, and baby sharks swam [...]

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