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July 11, 2011 |
Best Travel Articles: Time Travel with Gourmantic

Gourmantic recently celebrated its second anniversary, and with nearly 400 articles under its belt, it’s time for a little navel-gazing. The purpose is not to ascertain how much weight has been gained from delectable food and drink experiences but to review the progress and reminisce about good times in travel writing. My 7 Links is [...]

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Travel

September 17, 2010 |
Travel Souvenirs from Around the World: Tahiti

When you experience Tahitian paradise and become enamoured with its nature’s beauty, you inevitably want to bring its essence back home with you. Monoi Tiaré Tahiti is an oil perfumed with the scent of paradise. Made according to traditional Tahitian methods, the Tiaré flower is macerated in coconut oil to extract its fragrance. The flower, [...]

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Travel

June 21, 2010 |
Overnight Stay at Le Méridien Tahiti, Papeete

If you’re travelling to Moorea or Bora Bora, or any of Tahiti’s islands, you’re likely to face the obligatory overnight stay in Papeete. International flights often land at Tahiti Faaa International Airport late in the night and since Air Tahiti does not operate any night time transfer flights to the islands, there is no choice [...]

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Luxury, Travel

May 4, 2010 |
Swimming with Turtles at Le Meridien Bora Bora

The name Bora Bora evokes images of tranquil turquoise lagoons, transparent waters lapping beneath opulent huts and a conglomeration of lavish resorts. Tahiti’s most coveted island also hints at an abundant marine life and is unequivocally a choice of holiday to some discerning luxury travellers. While a conservation holiday may not be the main purpose [...]

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Travel

April 19, 2010 |
Useful Tahitian Words and Phrases

Long after leaving the luxury of Bora Bora or any of Tahiti’s enchanting islands, the local greeting Ia Orana plays in the mind like an enchanting melody. The Tahitian language has a musical intonation, and much like a siren’s song, it calls every so often. Tahiti’s official languages are Tahitian and French. Although English is [...]

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Luxury, Travel

April 13, 2010 |
Luxury in Paradise: Le Meridien Bora Bora in Tahiti

If paradise has a name, it is Bora Bora. Tahiti and her islands hold a special place for us. Not only did we get married in a traditional Tahitian wedding ceremony in Moorea, the island in French Polynesia marks the spot where I made the decision to accept Mr G’s marriage proposal. This romantic paradise [...]

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Music, Travel

November 4, 2009 |
A Tahitian Wedding Tale

“They donned their colourful pareos and walked towards the pier at 2.30 pm. The sun shimmered over the tranquil turquoise lagoon. In the distance, thin white clouds crowned the top of Moorea’s volcanic peaks. The canoe arrived on time and took them past jagged mountains with a sharp drop to the sea. They passed a [...]

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