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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

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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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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Travel

September 29, 2009 |
Shark Feeding in Tahiti

The theme from Jaws ran through my head the minute I submerged my head underwater and saw the shark approach. It slid past with such agility that it caught me off guard. My heart beat quickened. I held my breath. Suddenly my reservations resurfaced. Had I not seen every group that left in the afternoon [...]

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Travel

July 24, 2009 |
Off Track in Moorea

Just in case you get fed up with lazing on a white sandy beach admiring the clear turquoise waters on the island of Moorea in Tahiti, you can always opt for a break from the meditative tranquillity and embark on a half day Safari trip in a 4×4 wheel drive. Moorea from the Air Inevitably, [...]

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