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Doug in the Water  

Doug in the Water

Welcome to Papeete, Tahiti

January 23rd 2010
Tahiti is largest of the 115 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia. Tahiti is really two islands in one. Tahiti-Nui, or “big Tahiti”, is completely encircled by a road along the shore. This road joins the big island with the small island, Tahiti-Iti, or “little Tahiti, but the smaller island is only partially accessible by road. Tahiti visitors expecting to see grass huts, fem ... read more
Oceania » French Polynesia » Tahiti » Papeete

French Polynesian Flag The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were suspended in January ... ... read more
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