Get Your Vanilla in Huahine!

Yesterday, before boarding our yacht before final departure, we bought some local flowers to decorate the room for 2 weeks.

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Amazing flowers here in French Polynesia.  Only $15 in local currency for this collection.

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Today, we stopped by the island of Huahine.  Definitely a VERY warm and sunny island.  Only 7,000 people and it has some gorgeous views.  We caught a local taxi to drive us around and see only what we wanted to see.  You can rent a car, but it is $200 for 4 hours…

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It almost felt like this is a place where famous photographers take pictures and sell them in galleries.

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This island is the dominant and primary source of vanilla.  It was quite interesting to learn and see firsthand how it is grown and takes in things like local coffee 🙂

and of course everyone on the island has their “baguette” boxes as fresh French bread is delivered twice daily!

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Also amazing was the giant blue eyed eels that live in the rivers.  I jumped down to take some close up pictures and then my hands got stained by the Bauxite in ground.

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Working on getting a connection so I can post this entry with the 56K modem that is built in the original SurfaceRT!

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1 Response to Get Your Vanilla in Huahine!

  1. Gretchen says:

    I really enjoyed your pictures….until the one of the eels. I can’t believe you remember how to use a dial up modem. Enjoy your trip!

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