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The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson (1894)

This is a blisteringly fierce novel, an intensely bitter and realistic depiction of the low-life criminality, desperate psychology and violence of white trash in the South Seas of the 1890s, which is also charged with a peculiarly epic and symbolic feel. 6,286 more words


World Class Waves at Taapuna in Tahiti

Frank Chenault of Big Sur, CA, is the acquisition director of his own company, Chenault Enterprises. When he’s not working, he enjoys traveling. Frank Chenault has visited many destinations, but is particularly fond of Tahiti. 160 more words

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Society Islands

In March I had a week of travel around French Polynesia’s Society Islands. I didn’t get into island or ship life, certainly not the way Capt. 30 more words


Jewels of the South Pacific – Tahiti and the Cook Islands

In August of 1996, I used some of my frequent flyer miles for two First Class award tickets on Air New Zealand. Leslie and I planned to visit Tahiti and the Cook Islands on our way to New Zealand and Australia. 1,977 more words


Tahiti: Baguette of Hope

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the world so far, it’s that Easter Island is dry. I complained day after day about the ‘brutal humidity’ of the island every time I had a moment to air my thoughts, but in hindsight it was either because I’m just generally not used to humidity at all, or because I had just come from a particularly dry region of Chile. 1,692 more words


Take me to Tahiti!

About the same time every year, Air New Zealand offers cheap return flights from Auckland to Tahiti, and every year I look for new ways to wangle a week’s worth of tropical paradise with my partner.   868 more words