Moorea – Hollywood’s Backdrop

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When I was told that Moorea was the filming location for both South Pacific and Jurassic Park, I was torn between the desire to see how a landscape could be so contradictory and the very real fear of being torn …

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Budget Drone Photography or ‘Kitecam’

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We have all admired those sweeping aerial shots that used to be the exclusive domain of professional photographers with much greater budgets than ours. With the introduction of the drone, that monopoly is admittedly being challenged at least to a …

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Paradise WiFi: 5 Cheapest Internet Cafes In French Polynesia

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Communication with the outside world can often be a problem in French Polynesia. The phone coverage is very poor on most islands and the internet connection is even worse. Prepaid internet is very expensive – too expensive for us. That’s …

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Homemade fruit bars

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As I already mentioned several times, the biggest problem cruisers have in the Marquesas islands is how to eat all the bananas they have aboard before they go bad. I already wrote a post with many recipes which you can …

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We are on the telly!!!

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  Dear Friends. If you can stand our faces for almost one hour, than check out Ben Fogle’s tv program New Lives in the Wild on Channel 5 on August 10th at 9pm (London time). If you miss it, you can …

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Spending the cyclone season in the South Pacific

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I am writing a quick note because of the large number of concerned emails we are getting these days regarding Pam, the big cyclone that hit Vanuatu. We are far away and the cyclone did not affect us at all. …

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Anchoring in coral

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The coral atolls are simply fantastic. Nobody can argue with that. Well, except maybe your anchor chain. While you will learn to love every fish and every view, your anchor chain will learn to hate every coral head and every …

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Sailing to Tahiti? Don’t forget…

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Hello everybody! This is a letter I wrote for the PPJ Yahoo Group and now I’m posting it here as well, hoping that someone will stumble upon it and find it helpful… * * * This is our 8th month …

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How to eat 107 bananas in 1 day

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You sailed 3000 nautical miles from… well… almost anywhere, really… and now you are in the place you always dreamed of… French Polynesia! You will probably learn very soon that this is a very expensive place. If you have a …

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Black pearls in Tahiti

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I am not going to write about the things that I don’t like about Papeete, because you can find them in almost every cruising blog. There is noise and traffic and the prices are not even funny. So let’s talk …

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