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French Polynesia

My first card from French Polynesia comes from Emeline :)

French Polynesia is an overseas country (pays d’outre-mer) of the French Republic. It is made up of several groups of Polynesian islands, the most famous island being Tahiti in the Society Islands group, which is also the most populous island and the seat of the capital of the territory.   106 more words


On Board Athena

Onboard Athena

Sun 30 Mar 2014

Arrange with the Lodge office to cancel the taxi. Some more lodgers arrived last night. One family spending time around the pool. 1,851 more words


Touring Papeete

Fri 28 Mar 2014

Late rise and breakfast. Good bed and restful sleep. Late morning catch the big yellow bus transfer back to the airport. Can’t check in my bag until I show the check-in agent my return ticket. 1,483 more words


The Moon and Sixpence

W Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, first published William Heinemann, 1919.

According to that deeply authoritative source, Wikipedia, Maugham referred to the title of The Moon and Sixpence in a 1956 letter, saying “If you look on the ground in search of a sixpence, you don’t look up, and so miss the moon.” It’s a reference to removing ourselves from worldly concerns and restraints so that we can see and pursue the divine. 703 more words

Pacific Islands Fiction

Penn Alumni Travel: The South Pacific

Author: Lance Donaldson-Evans, Professor Emeritus of Romance Languages

I grew up just a block from the South Pacific in Newcastle, Australia, and so when I learned that… 1,885 more words


TAHITI - and not a grass skirt wearer to be seen

“The beaches, with their black volcanic sand, remained in the sunshine as we toured the island.”

Early this morning we docked at this beautiful tropical island in the city of Papeete (pronounced Pa-pae-ett-ae because the Polynesians sound every syllable).

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Korean Air to code-share with Air Tahiti Nui on the Seoul-Papeete route

SEOUL, Korea (19FEB) – Korean Air has announced a code-share agreement with Air Tahiti Nui, on the Seoul-Papeete (via Tokyo) route, commencing 1 March 2014. The codeshare on the flights to Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, located on the island of Tahiti, will provide increased convenience and choice to Korean Air’s passengers travelling to Tahiti. 545 more words