First Day in Tahiti

Tahiti felt like a combination of Easter Island and Hawaii.  It is different and definitely a tropical escape.  A French tropical escape…as many people don’t speak English and knowing French makes a huge difference in navigating your way around the local shops, markets, etc.  Like Hawaii…things definitely move at a different pace than your favorite high tech city!

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We chose to stay at the Le Meridien which is a little further away from the main areas and a half hour away from the airport.  It was very mellow and not full of American tourists waiting night to catch a cruise ship the next day.

Quiet, scenic and a great place to read a book along the side of the ocean.

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We ended the evening of listening to a local concert at our hotel from our room balcony.  It was by Tony Lindsay which I understand is a lead vocalist for Santana.  Nice evening…and of course it was spent enjoying a $11 bottle of 2009 Bordeaux that we bought from the local grocery J. The French wines are the most popular here …the overpriced CA cabernets are not to be found here…

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P.S. In general, alcohol is pretty pricey in Tahiti, but the local beer (Hinano) is actually not a bad biere (have to use French J ) that goes well with some of the local foods.

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