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Jan 15, 2018 - Tahiti (Papeete)

For those who have never traveled the equator there isn’t enough sun screen it is so intense. Tahiti drop dead mile upon mile of white sand beaches. It is the land that claims the invention of surfing. Water is so crystal blue, you get to see all the cute sharks. What is so neat, white sand along the southern shore and black lava beaches on the East coast. HMS mutiny on the bounty, “who ate the strawberries “. The last king was a lush and to satisfy his thrist he sold out to the French, it is what it is.

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Oct 14, 2017 - Enroute to Papeete/Papeete, Tahiti (Intercontinental Resort Tahiti: r#508, jm#510)

After a not quite so filling dinner of cheese..... I reclined my seat, and tried to join Marina, who was already happily in dream land. Part of the foot rest, that come out, as the seat reclines was broken, and the angle of my legs hung down 10 degrees lower than the rest of my body. I felt like I was going to slide off the seat, so hanging on seem to be the only answer in lying down, and trying to catch a few moments of sleep. On one of my tossing to get comfortable, the screen in front of me was giving me a digital read out of how far out...

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Oct 13, 2017 - Seattle/LAX/enroute to Papeete, Tahiti

~ After spending a very busy, fun, and adventurous week in Seattle, and having Jacques and Marina stay at my house, and of course, meeting Count Gustav Kempinski Von Wrinkles, III — we were ready to take on one more adventure. I have wanted to bare boat charter to Bora Bora for at least 20 years...... and this dream has not come true. With the bestest of Skippers and the most charmingly beautiful skipper-ess...... the three of us are off to French Polynesia today. However, I am getting a head of myself. Our plan to California did not...

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Feb 7, 2017 - Tahiti. French polynesia

Wednesday 1st February 2017. We arrive at Easter Island at 0800. There seems to be a problem with immigration as nobody is allowed off and the tours are put back by 2 hours. We wonder whether the norovirus is the problem as many people are confined to their cabins with the bug. Eventually things start moving at 1100 and we manage to get on the first tender . I should say that we are anchored about half a mile off the Island and must get to and fro by the ships lifeboat/tender. There is a half metre swell which makes getting on the tender...

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Apr 23, 2016 - Papeete, Tahiti

The Island of Tahiti is the largest of the French Polynesian islands and Papeete its major city and port. There is a population of approx. 60k on the Island and most, as you might expect are French speaking. Papeete is a very busy crowded city with all the modern problems of traffic and noise pollution. We decided to go to a beach called PK 18 by local bus, about 30 minutes outside of town. It was very easy to get too even with our limited French. After spending a nice few hours there we headed back to have a look around the town and find...

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Feb 19, 2014 - Papeete, Tahiti French Polynesia

Awake early for sail in. We were due to dock at 8am but were in sight of the island much earlier. Looking from our balcony we could see the barrier reef at the edge of the lagoon. Queen Victoria was greeted by a tug with it's fire hoses in action. Docked next to us was the Ocean Princess. When she was called the Tahitian Princess we went on a trip around Greenland & Iceland on her. As we disembarked we were all presented with a Frangipani flower. Our trip today - Island Drive & the Black Pearl Museum. The pearl museum was a substitution...

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Jan 25, 2014 - Papeete, Tahiti

1/25 – 1/27 Two sea days and 1378 miles brought us to Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. We visited Papeete and the next two islands on a 1996 cruise. The pier for Papeete is right at the edge of town. We walked around the town checking out the parks, markets and souvenir venders.

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Dec 14, 2013 - Papeete, Tahiti

Upon disembarking the MS Paul Gauguin, we spent a couple of days exploring this rugged volcanic island with its immense biodiversity, crashing waterfall and gorgeous sunsets, before heading on for our week long stay on Easter Island. Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia (an overseas country of the French Republic), located in the archipelago of the Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. It is the economic, cultural and political center of French Polynesia. The island was formed from volcanic...

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Dec 7, 2013 - Papeete,Tahiti

Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia (an overseas country of the French Republic), located in the archipelago of the Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. It is the economic, cultural and political center of French Polynesia. The island was formed from volcanic activity and is high and mountainous with surrounding coral reefs. The population is 183,645 inhabitants making it the most populous island of French Polynesia and accounting for 68.5% of its total population. Tahiti was formerly known as...

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Oct 23, 2013 - Pape'ete, French Polynesia

Fun Facts...Pape'ete (pronounced is the capital of French Polynesia and is located on the island of Tahiti, in the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands, of which Pape'ete is the administrative capital. The French High Commissioner also resides in Pape'ete. It is the primary center of Tahitian and French Polynesian public and private governmental, commercial, industrial and financial services, the hub of French Polynesian tourism and a commonly used port of call. The Windward Islands are themselves part of the Society Islands....

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Nov 12, 2011 - Time for Farewells...

TOM: We were back at the main dock in Papeete last night, and the the common theme for the evening’s festivities was of fond farewells. As is the case with such journeys, many new friendships have been formed here, as we’ve all shared some spectacular adventures together. Our various alumni groups, representing Texas A&M, Purdue, Johns Hopkins and Indiana have commingled nicely. And we as Cal grads, but adopted by the very friendly Texas Aggie group (“Gig ‘em!”), thoroughly enjoyed linking up with others with whom we quickly found we had...

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Nov 4, 2011 - Tahiti

Tahiti looks just like you would think it would! Like a postcard...even in the rain. It rained the entire first day, but we had a very relaxing day, which is what we needed. This is the chill portion of the trip. We hung out at the Tiki Bar and read pretty much all day. Then we went to the gourmet restaurant for dinner - the restaurant juts out over the water. Sunny on Friday, thank goodness! So we enjoyed the pools today, had a drink at the pool bar. Tonight is the seafood buffet and Tahitian Dancers show, should be fun!

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