Traveling First Class
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Ok, so we are heading out on a CARGO SHIP to Bora Bora here in a few hours. We leave at 4 pm and arrive at 8 am. So, on a cargo ship.. where do you sleep.. On the deck of course because ONLY the cargo goes FIRST CLASS.. We are more like the parasite that is attached to the cargo. We need the cargo to travel so we can too. Will get caught up on Easter Island and Tahiti when we can! Few thoughts..
The girls really do just walk around with flowers in their hair on a normal day.
The side-of-the-road lunch we had was not bad. Who would have thought a hotdog and fries thrown on a french bread roll 2 feet long and smeared with BBQ sauce would taste half ok.
Why do two pasteries and an OJ cost 15.00 dollars? We're going broke and starving at the same time! What in the world!?!
Since when do polynesians speak french? That's just wierd!
It's hot here! Very Very hot!
Ok.. only thoughts for now.. Gotta go walk a million miles in nine trillion degree weather to catch my first class ride!
So, here we are in New Zealand and we are finally writing on French Poly. It works out that way when internet costs between $10-25.00 per hour! So here's how it went...
We arrived in Tahiti sore and tired and splurged on a room with AC.
We managed around Tahiti in a La Truck (local bus system) which was fun and interesting. They are all about to fall apart and it basically reminded me of a military ride. (Sitting in the back of a duece being bounced around on a wooden bench) We opted for a rental car the next day, so we could see the island in style (with AC basically).
Tahiti, in my opinon, is NOT a place I would recommend for my friends or family to visit. Unless you are locked up in a all inclusive resort that sits next to the airport, the lodging is not great, it has the biggest city, and the island is filled with rubbish. That's me though. Lucky for all you guys who want to still go to the area, Moorea is 30 minutes across from Tahiti on a catamaran that leaves numerous times per day. Moorea is a gorgeous island with one 64 km road that wraps around the island. It has clean beaches, mountainous terrain, and cozy places to stay. I recommend Moorea!
We decided to take that Hawaiki Nui (first class of course!) to Bora Bora.
We woke through the night at each of the island stops the boat made to unload its cargo and we were happy come morning when we pulled into view of Bora Bora.
Anyone looking to traveling to Bora Bora here is my advice.
So, our last day in Bora Bora we rented a little boat to travel around the lagoon.
Well, we tried to get back the same way we came, but somehow the boat got filled before we arrived to arrange a seat (you can't prearrange- you have to talk to the captain the morning of). So now, here we are stuck on Bora Bora with no way back to Tahiti for our flight to New Zealand (what a shame right!). It wouldn't be bad to be stuck there, except we CAN'T afford to eat! We sort of lived on PB & J while in French Polynesia. Seriously! So, stuck on an island in the middle of nowhere with no way off- what were we to do? Well, take the plane of course (a little bit more than we planned to spend but worth it!) Bora Bora's airport is on a motu, so we got to take a catamaran to the airport and fly out of paradise back to Tahiti (sigh ;() Now, here we are remembering our time and the first thing that comes to mind is the smell.
The woman are very into their cultural tatoos. Suprising to see so many tatoos on females.
French Polynesia is known for its farming of black pearls.
We didn't know the La Truck costs more than the posted price after 6 pm, so one night we paid and the truck driver started yelling at us and french that we didn't pay enough BUT THEN drove away after yelling at us, BUT BEFORE I could get the money out of my pocket to pay the difference! So why yell at us if you don't wait for us to pay! NUT!