Monday, March 3, 2014

Tahaa: A day trip and a rest from hiking all day

This was a day trip I took from Ra'iatea. The islands are super close to one another so it was a zippy boat ride over. Tahaa is mostly vanilla farmers and not many tourists. Also the best snorkeling I've ever seen.

I really loved how joining a tour group gave me a different perspective on what kinds of experiences people have while visiting the French Polynesia. It also reminded me how I was an outsider looking in on both worlds. Neither islander nor tourist. It was deeply lonely and at this point I was terribly homesick which was amplified by the two deaths in the family while I was away. But now I look back on this trip as the one of the best experiences in my life. 

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