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It’s only $520 per night in the off season!

Click Here to Buy Sharktopus on Amazon! or just win it for free by checking our last blog entry! What’s with the obsession with sharktopi?  Just check out who’s staring in it! ———————————————————- Tikehau, Tuamotu, French Polynesia Due to their … Continue reading

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Exploring the motu with the peach sand!

Tikehau, Tuamotu, French Polynesia Our final stop in the island chain of the Tuamotu is Tikehau, a small atoll about a day’s sail from Rangiroa.   Again, for those of you who want the zoomed out picture, we’re still in … 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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Land, Sea and Air Critters

Outside of town we find the other inhabitants of the atoll: the wildlife. Bored with getting schooled by 9 year old island ping-pong champions?  Well then, your new playmate can be as close as the nearest coconut crab hole: Some … Continue reading

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It wouldn’t be a French colony without…

Rangiroa, Tuamotu, French Polynesia     Look closely, there’s a spider in this plumeria (frangipani) flower! There’s a winery on Rangiroa!  We’ve been told that it’s the only winery on a coral atoll.  The amazing thing is that they’re able … Continue reading

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Polynesian ingenuity, progress and church!

Avatoru, Rangiroa, Tuamotu, French Polynesia Welcome to the big city of the Tuamotu, Did you see that?  A paved road!  We’ve seen paved roads before in the islands but now we start putting this information together.  How do you make … Continue reading

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Shopping in remote French Polynesian islands

Avatoru, Rangiroa, Tuamotu, French Polynesia So the supplies that make it off the ship, into the boat, onto the pier and survive the on dock feeding frenzy go to one of three places: – One of the local hotels / … Continue reading

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Special Delivery is all they’ve got!

Rangiroa, Tuamotu, French Polynesia In the United States, if we want some lettuce, we go to the fridge and get some lettuce (what does this have to do with Polynesian life?  Stay with me a sec.) Fridge empty?  Fine, we … Continue reading

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Transit of TERROR 2: Rangiroa

Rangiroa, Tuamotu, French Polynesia Oh you want the zoomed out picture?  Being as on that Google map we showed you before the scale was 1 pixel = somewhere around 500 miles or something, I don’t think it would change very … Continue reading

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