Tahiti - An Island paradise? September 5th 2005 We left New Zealand and headed for Tahiti with all the anticipation and excitement you could imagine. Even the anouncement on the plane before landing that it was raining did little to dampen our spirits (excuse the pun), and as soon as we got off the plane we felt that tropical temperature we had been longing for.
We jumped into a taxi and arrived at our 'BUDGET´ accomodation (US$90), where ... read more
Oceania » French Polynesia » Moorea 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
Well, we are finally going. It may have taken three years to pluck up the courage, but we have finally chucked in our jobs, packed up our worldly goods and tried to fit our lives in two 60 litre packs! In just a few weeks we will be flying out to Calcutta to start a year long trip (or however long the money lasts) covering India, Nepal, South east Asia, Australasia, French polynesia and South America. This Journal is primarily for friends and family to follow our travels but we hope everyone who reads it enjoys the ride! ... full info