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ThereAndBackAgain "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

Tahiti Iti

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Thursday, 1 May 2008 | Views [758]

3 of us went off round the island to see the real tahiti. The main city Papeete is not exactly a great place to be, a bit seedy, everything closes on Sundays and holidays like today and it is exorbitantly expensive, eg 980CPF for a beer. The exchange rate is 75 CPF to the US Dollar The city is hot, sticky, busy, noisey, too much traffic - need I go on? The rest of the island is much quiter, the scenery is green, lush tropical vegetation, think visit to a tropical greenhouse, our indoor plants growing outside and you have it. The road circumvents the islabd hugging the coast all the way round, lined with houses, but very few places to stay especially on the east side of the main island, Tahiti Nui. Tahiti Iti is the smaller southern part, more rural. We spent a day down on its south coast at Teehupoo which is a big surfing place which has an international competiton on there over this coming holiday weekend. Nice to get out and see this part. Will post photos later

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