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Joining FURTHUR

Remember that this is your last chance to enter the draw for the Lonely Planet book: Click here for the rules to enter the drawing! And so begins a new era of our journey, with Brian and Motor Vessel FURTHUR!  … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Cruising

Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia After some really great adventures, some terrifying moments and only one major “first aid incident“ it was time to say goodbye to mom and once again become a group of two. One last piece of … Continue reading

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Blasting on to Moorea – we’re going plaid!

Enroute Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia Our expectation on the quality of ferry service was not too high.  So Papeete is the major commercial port for the region.  Come on, the second largest commercial port in the region had guys … 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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