Category Archives: French Polynesia

Battle Fortress: South Pacific

Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia Well, welcome to the only other island out here that you’ve probably ever actually heard of!  Just because, again, we know that you’re wondering, Bora Bora is right here: Did you know that long … Continue reading

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Feeding the Wildlife

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia Most of the guidebooks about Moorea will at least mention feeding the sting rays. Typically, you would need to rent a boat or hire a tour guide to go do this but since our old … Continue reading

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Mind the Jetwash

Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia We have established that Papeete is a city of contrasts.  A land where, quite literally, dogs and cats are living together. One of the most striking personifications of this is the harbor. Now on … Continue reading

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More Sex and Jesus

Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia (cont’d from previous) Then there is the whole nudity / sexuality thing here in French Polynesia.  Which, why put sex and religion in the same blog post?  Because here one isn’t exclusive of the … Continue reading

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Sex and Jesus

Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia We Americans are such prudes. No, seriously we are.  We’ve heard it before and really, it’s true.  Puritan roots = massive prudes.  You really aren’t able to appreciate the level of our prudishness until … Continue reading

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Ukulele 101

Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia As previously mentioned, music is a major part of these peoples’ lives. Outside the market and along the main drag of the city is a bank that more importantly serves as the unofficial gathering … Continue reading

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Haven’t had a pig roast yet…

Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia We’re going to tackle the rest of this town in three parts: food, music and sexuality/spirituality. Let’s start with food.  Because really, that last one will probably have you checking back at least to … Continue reading

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How do you say “Landlubber” en Francais?

Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia   Alright, well, before Tiffany’s mom arrives and we do the bungalows / hi-life thing, we have a few days to stretch our legs and explore Papeete on our own.  It’s been quite some … Continue reading

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We’ve Reached Civilization Indeed!

Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia Located in the Society Island chain, Tahiti is the best known and main island of French Polynesia.  With a massive population of 131,695, Papeete is the capital of both the island and the colony.  … Continue reading

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The First Place You Can Actually Name!

Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia Holy cow we actually sailed to Tahiti! Tahiti is 4,067 miles from San Diego and that’s as the crow flies.  Well, actually at that point it would probably be an albatross but we digress. 

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