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Still Fr.Polynesia

[!--RETRO--> Arrived in Papeete,capital of Tahiti,the largest island in French Polynesia.It is a self-governing Fr.region.I took a tour called "In Paul Gauguin's Footsteps"We visited the Gauguin museum,4 buildings in a square where one walks in the open to each one.All the original art is locked...

permalink written by  edoyle on February 20, 2011 from Papeete, French Polynesia
from the travel blog: World Cruise



More Fr.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...

permalink written by  edoyle on January 30, 2011 from Povai, French Polynesia
from the travel blog: World Cruise



Bora Bora

Bora Bora is another gorgeous island surrounded by coral reefs like all the Polynesian islands. The colors of the water are incredible, ranging from deep blue, to tourquoise, to light green, etc. caused by the coral reefs. All of the hotels are built as cottages on stilts on the water on...

permalink written by  rcodel on January 30, 2011 from Povai, French Polynesia
from the travel blog: World Cruise - 2011



Tahiti

Tahiti is much more populated than Moorea and Bora Bora, but, like them, the Interior is mostly uninhabited.

permalink written by  rcodel on January 29, 2011 from Papeete, French Polynesia
from the travel blog: World Cruise - 2011



The Society Islands

Tour "In Paul Gauguin's Footsteps"Tahiti is the largest island in Fr.Polynesia and they use the Polynesian franc.It is a self-governing French region. Visited the Gauguin museum and the house he built and where he died.The museum is a series of small buildings in a square.Because of the heat...

permalink written by  edoyle on January 29, 2011 from Papeete, French Polynesia
from the travel blog: World Cruise



Moorea Island

On January 25 we crossed the equator. To celebrate the crossing we had a special party by the pool where Neptune made the polywogs become shellbacks. Terry Waite was Neptune again. He gave lectures about his negotiations with freeing hostages from the kidnap takers with a more modern...

permalink written by  rcodel on January 28, 2011 from Teavaro, French Polynesia
from the travel blog: World Cruise - 2011



Anchored in Opunohu Bay

Moorea is the tallest island in French Polynesia.The best known peak is Mouaron,better known as Mitchener's Bali Hai. Took an off road safari,somewhat hairraising.We could look down on the bay and our ship. We drove through coconut and pineapple plantations on the way back. Took a picture of...

permalink written by  edoyle on January 28, 2011 from Teavaro, French Polynesia
from the travel blog: World Cruise



Going to tahiti

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permalink written by  dudesontour on November 7, 2009 from Papeete, French Polynesia
from the travel blog: dudesontour's Travel Blog



Fly by Tahiti

July 12 Yep thats right we actually made it Tahiti. Only a quick stop to re-fuel and we didn't actually get off the plane.

permalink written by  James & Tracey on July 11, 2007 from Papeete, French Polynesia
from the travel blog: James & Tracey World Tour



Bora Bora

Being in Bora Bora Island is about experiencing nature's beauty at its best. I can never forget the captivating view of the Island on our way going there. The Island is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway. The crystal blue lagoon is just so alluring that you want to immerse in...

permalink written by  On Foot on February 26, 2007 from Papeete, French Polynesia
from the travel blog: On Foot



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