Tahiti-Paradise of the South Pacific
How to never return from your journeyWe all have our dreams. This happens to be mine ...
This is a small part of the story of another solo bicycle journey around the World. Nikolai left Denmark on April 10th 2006 and was back in Copenhagen 1.413 days & 62.180 km later, FEB2010, after crossing 53 countries on 6 continents. We all have our dreams. This happens to be his…. and mine…..to visit French Polynesia. French Polynesia is an amazing paradise of gorgeous islands surrounded by reefs and turquoise lagoons. It is a superb destination for all seeking fantasies and for the travellers, looking for culture diversity and relaxation in the middle of pure beauty. After a stay in French Polynesia, it is hard to find another comparable place in the world. So I will probably NEVER leave!
This is the island of paradise you’ve been daydreaming about all your live
Due to its incredible jagged mountains reflecting in the pristine waters, Moorea is probably the most spectacular Island of French Polynesia. They say, Cook’s Bay is the one of the most beautiful views you will have the chance to admire. The island is surrounded by a narrow lagoon where white sand beaches (and top hotels?!?) offer a perfect environment to the visitorsMountains that leap almost vertically out of the clear lagoon, lush vegetation, restaurants serving the freshest fish, stylish accommodation and a languid pace of life. Splash around in the shallows of the aqua lagoon, ‘walk’ along the sea bed, snorkel, cycle, hike…If I have to leave, I’ll be probably kicking and screaming.
MOOREA, the Spectacular adventure
Transport to Mo’orea from Tahiti is absurdly easy, so you’ve no excuse but to spend your time at the very least on this veritable gem of an island. Mo’orea remains seductive to artists, disenfranchised popaa (Westerners) and Tahitians, many of whom treat Mo’orea as a weekender par excellence. Although the island retains a palpable air of traditional Polynesia, and locals pride themselves on having avoided the jam-packed development of Bora Bora, the island is dominated by tourism. But, you can still tuck a tiare (fragrant white flower) behind your ear, jump on a bicycle and head south, where hotels are rare and islanders eke out a quiet existence. Live it up in style or visit on the cheap: the island has it all, also for travellers on all budgets can find comfortable places to rest their weary limbs after a day of sunburnt fun.