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Further experiments in tourism

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia (cont’d from previous post) Continuing our exploration of the heritage site we found the ruins of a marae (altar/temple) and evidence that perhaps Mr. Morse was a bit premature in taking credit for his code…also … Continue reading

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Experiments in Tourism

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia Like we said, we’re moonlighting as “normal tourists” in the Society islands.  So what do normal tourists do?  No, that isn’t rhetorical or a clever way to intro this blog entry.  Really, what do they do? … Continue reading

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Outside the bungalow – Dolphins and Sea Turtles!

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia Bungalow’s cool but what else do they have to do around here at the hotel? Actually, quite a lot. We went over to check out the dolphins responsible for our free lunchtime entertainment. The part … Continue reading

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Bungalow living

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia We’ve all heard of beach bungalows before and until now, we really had no idea what to expect from this iconic South Pacific icon of the good life.  We had no preconceived notions here except … Continue reading

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What do you mean sinking!

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia At only 10 miles from Tahiti, way less populated and with regular 5 times a day ferry service from the capital city, Moorea is seen quite literally seen as Tahiti’s garden-esqe backyard.  We got a … 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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