Highlights of the South Pacific Islands: From Polynesia to Micronesia in Two Months

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Two months is barely enough time to scratch the surface of traveling through a huge, spread-out and diverse region that consists of hundreds of inhabited islands, thousands of uninhabited islets and hundreds of thousands of square miles of ocean. Transportation is challenging. Some destinations are served by only one or two flights per week and [Read more …]

French Polynesia: Tahiti

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Although its name remains almost magical, Tahiti, the largest, most populous city of the archipelago, has generally evolved into a waystation to one of the other islands, rather than as a travel destination in its own right. Still, we decided to take a whirlwind, 1.5-day tour of the island. Pape’ete Tahiti’s capital city is Pape’ete. [Read more …]

Our South Pacific Odyssey

  The South Pacific has always been intriguing. It is surprising that it has taken us this long to put together a trip to explore the area in more depth. Well, we are finally going. We are spending 7 weeks (way too little time but it is a start) to explore places like Tahiti and [Read more …]