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Povai, French Polynesia

Bora Bora is probably the best known of the Polynesian Islands.I think Moorea is more beautiful.Took "Le Truck" around the island,quite a bumpy ride,Le Truck is an opensided
vehicle with a top.Many houses are built over the water and have cone shaped thatched roofs.One was pointed out to us as belonging to Jack Nicholson and of course Marlon Brando is famous there.
We stopped at "Bloody Mary's",a well known spot for food and drink.As it was Sunday the place was closed but open to walk through.Bloody Mary gave her name to the character in South Pacific.I photographed some of the famous names on a plaque,of those who visited there.
The heat and humidity are oppressive.I really missed Holland.
An interesting custom is that people bury their relatives in their front yard.I don't know what happens if they want to sell!
Scorpions are common so people have chickens to eat them and they have cats to keep down the rat population.We saw a few dogs that all looked scrawny.The climate is not for any creature with fur.

permalink written by  edoyle on January 30, 2011 from Povai, French Polynesia
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