small delights and surprising things about French Polynesia

* Voila is a common and useful word
* Baguettes, warm from the boulangerie, are a bit of heaven
* Island time absolutely exists
* French brie is cheaper than “cheeze product”
* Hitchhiking is so safe and common, if you’re walking on the road (and there’s usually only one, anyway)- cars may pull over just to ask if you want a ride
* Hakka Chinese population ensures wide availability of excellent chau mian
* It’s completely normal to have a flower- usually gardenia (tiare)- behind your ear- men, women, kids, everyone.
Sailing into Opunohu Bay, Moorea

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3 Responses to small delights and surprising things about French Polynesia

  1. positivelyorphaned.org July 15, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    Oooh – divine!

  2. Anonymous July 19, 2010 at 6:49 am #

    Love your blog. Mom told me about your radio challenges. Makes us think again about a back-up plan! Stay safe!
    Sherry & Dennis

  3. rebecca July 19, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    Lovely all around.

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