Category Archives: Pacific Puddle Jump

House or Travel?

Karumba, QLD, AU As our time wound down in Australia we found ourselves having a difficult conversation about a choice we could not had foreseen coming when we first started this adventure. Like we said last week, we had a … Continue reading

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Coconut rice pudding

Enroute Karumba, QLD, AU Tiffany’s been having a craving for rice pudding lately.  For some weird reason she gets this craving every few months (this and Mexican food.  Nope, not supposed to make sense).  In our previous lives this was … Continue reading

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Life passing us by

Baltimore, Maryland, United States It is once again time for Greg’s birthday entry- One can always rely on family to ask the questions everyone else is quietly wondering about: “Greg, it’s been almost 4 years now. Aren’t you worried about … Continue reading

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Semper Gumby

Opua, New Zealand So there we were (doesn’t every great story start that way?) in Coff’s Harbour and little did we know that this would be the end of our Australian East Coast Adventure. We were doing a bit of … Continue reading

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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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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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