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Tahiti. P2

xorolik • 5 minutes read • June 24th, 2016
We continue our tour around French Polynesia. After Bora Bora, we went to 

the island of Tahiti

.
1tahiti-part1.jpgLocal pigeons were constantly flying onto our veranda.
2tahiti-part1.jpgThis crab had gotten into the pool.
3tahiti-part1.jpg5tahiti-part1.jpg6tahiti-part1.jpg Going to the remote island of Tahiti, passing by exotic Japan, we thought that we would arrive in an ancient jungle in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. We finally arrived in French Polynesia, or as it is known, the overseas territory of France.
Tahiti appeared to be a beautiful island with a developed infrastructure, an autoban in 

Papeete

, its capital, a magnificent a 74 mile (120-kilometer) road around the island, shops, supermarkets (full of goods from all over the world!), good cars, air communication with the neighboring islands, mobile communications, Internet, etc. It is not necessary to explain the reason, but after visiting Tahiti we had greater impulse to visit France...
During the colonial times, the Society Tuamotu and Marquises Islands were given to France. Minerals were not found, and there were no areas for the cultivation of sugar cane in the exotic southern culture (Tahiti is a "young" volcano with altitude above 6561 feet (2000 m), surrounded by a narrow coastal strip). The local people had a gentle disposition, were good-natured and loving, and accustomed to enjoying life. France invests €1 billion annually to these people and this beautiful and picturesque island. Therefore, the roads are good and there were no apparent slums.
 
I would like to dispel another myth about Tahiti; there are no wonderful beaches with white coral sand. Actually, there are 2, but not with white sand. However, there is a very small coastal strip of mostly with black (!) volcanic sand. During our trip around the island, the weather was not good enough for a day at the beach. It rained all day and night. But this did not prevent us from touring the island and see the sights of Tahiti: waterfalls, Cape Venus, the blue hole in Arahoho (a vent formed during a volcanic eruption about 4 million years ago; waves that lap near the vent create sharp, high sprays and loud noises), the 

museum of Paul Gauguin

and the Papeette market.
There were copies of the paintings in the Gauguin museum. 
7tahiti-part1.jpg8tahiti-part1.jpgHere’s the blue hole.
9tahiti-part1.jpgThis is the center of Papeette and a market.
10tahiti-part1.jpg11tahiti-part1.jpg12tahiti-part1.jpgThis is a supermarket, where you can buy everything.
13tahiti-part1.jpgThis is a famous beach with black sand and constant waves.
14tahiti-part1.jpgWe had a room with a panoramic view of the island of Moorea.
15tahiti-part1.jpgNot far from our hotel, there was a lagunarium. There is no beach, but you can swim with the fish in the laguna, that is a piece of ocean territory walled off with mesh. The bottom is regular sand and corals. 
16tahiti-part1.jpgWe could watch the planes pass by as the airport was located nearby.
17tahiti-part1.jpgHere’s some of the flora and fauna of French Polynesia.
18tahiti-part1.jpg19tahiti-part1.jpg20tahiti-part1.jpg21tahiti-part1.jpg22tahiti-part1.jpg23tahiti-part1.jpg24tahiti-part1.jpg25.jpg25tahiti-part1.jpg26tahiti-part1.jpgLocal money.
27tahiti-part1.jpg28tahiti-part1.jpg29tahiti-part1.jpg Bora Bora. P1
Author: xorolik
Source: xorolik.livejournal.com
Translated by: Zoozi

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