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I can speak German!

So, did you know that we can speak German? Um, not really, but we’re HUGE fans! I have significantly improved my German vocabulary on this trip.  I used to know all of one German word – “nein!” which means “no!”  … Continue reading

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And you thought the other village was small…

Toau, Tuamotu, French Polynesia We arrived in Toau to find two really nice guys in an outboard who guided us into the 10 boat anchorage they had set up near the “village.” Why is “village” in quotations? Just wait for … Continue reading

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Needles, Haystacks and Islands

Toau, Tuamotu, French Polynesia When we look at those words up there and realize that we could be putting those letters together at random for all the good it does describing our location to you.  We can tell you exactly … Continue reading

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Sailing, Snacks and Garbage

Underway, transiting in the Tuamotu, French Polynesia So we left the natural splendor of Fakarava and headed over to Toau, which was a day’s trip away, and also finally got some video of the mouth-wateringly delectable pamplemousse. For a little … Continue reading

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Polynesian island TSA

Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia (…cont from previous post) 4) The pearl farm.  This is the big business of the Tuamotu islands.  Most of the “Tahitian pearls” people buy the world over are actually from the Tuamotu.  You expect, with the … Continue reading

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Living in Farkarava, French Polynesia

Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia Welcome to the main town in Fakarava.  So what does one do here? (aside from the diving, we’ve already established that’s amazing.   Well, that and suicidal crabs) 1) First off, secure transportation.  Preferably, transportation with shock … Continue reading

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The Ballsiest Way to Travel Known to Mankind

We’ve found a Microsoft background! North Pass, Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia We are here: Which, in and of itself, is freaking awesome!  However when I took this picture I had this weird sense of déjà-vu.  Now I’d never been here … Continue reading

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That Crab’s on fire!

Random uninhabited beach, central Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia Figuring out that US $67.25 doesn’t even buy a single dinner out for Tiffany and myself at any restaurant on the island (seriously, crazy expensive here), my career as a professional dare … Continue reading

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Brad Kellogg owes me $67.25

South Pass of Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia Did you know that when Sharks get into large groups (say like 50 plus) they school, like fish? So we learned something new today. More of that in a minute, let’s get down … Continue reading

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And the UN was right!

South Pass of Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia OK, the UN was right (really, how often do you here THAT on a daily basis? 😉 This place rocks. Did you see that coral!?  Did you see that water!?  It all looks … Continue reading

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