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Eating Kiwi Style

Auckland, New Zealand With a population of about 1.3 million, the city of Auckland is the major city of New Zealand. It’s considered so truly massive that recent legislation has consolidated all the suburbs under one city government which is … Continue reading

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A Kiwi Christmas

Auckland, New Zealand You’ll be happy (or envious, probably both 😉 to know that by the time December rolled around down here we managed to get full swing into summer. And while it’s not exactly Florida temperatures, the added sunshine … Continue reading

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No Turkeys in Tonga!

Vava’u Tonga, It’s an odd feeling to be in a place where the holidays you grew up with are not celebrated – or even recognized for that matter.  Also, the cruising world being what time becomes more…fluid, which is not … Continue reading

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Tonga has BACON!

Vava’u, Tonga What would a real Polynesian country have? Well, pigs.  They have a lot of pigs. And unlike their fellow Polynesian countries, corrupted as they are by European influences, Tonga actually uses their pigs for their highest truest purpose: … Continue reading

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Bora Bora Business Day

Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia While underway enroute to Bora Bora for our second visit we realized we had some business phone calls to make.  They weren’t anything huge; just checking in with our virtual assistant, following up with … Continue reading

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How well can Vanilla really age?

Taha’a, Society Islands, French Polynesia   Hey see that name up there? Yeah, you try and say that on your own and you’ll understand exactly where Greg is coming from in this video.    Aside from having a deceptively difficult … Continue reading

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Bora Bora Bungalow Life

Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia You know those “beach success pictures” that you see on marketing materials?  Come on, you know what we’re talking about: the person in their swimsuit, (obviously a very young attractive person because we all … 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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Tipping – should we or shouldn’t we?

“In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. “How much is an … Continue reading

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So where do you get a pizza?

Avatoru, Rangiroa, Tuamotu, French Polynesia The quest for sustenance is more complex than you might imagine. First off, you may not recall that Greg is the ship’s only French speaker (and by “speaker” we mean a vocab of about 100 … Continue reading

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