Society Islands
2011-02-18 Tahiti, Papaete - inside the market which caters both to tourists and to islanders

2011-02-18 Tahiti, Papaete – inside the market which caters both to tourists and to islanders

2011-02-18 Tahiti, Papaete – inside the market which caters both to tourists and to islanders a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter We were stuck in Papaete due to a cancelled flight and some mix up with our rebooking. Charles Carlton, the other lecturer, and his wife Caroline, were also stranded...
2011-02-18 Tahiti, Papaete - inside the main public market

2011-02-18 Tahiti, Papaete – inside the main public market

2011-02-18 Tahiti, Papaete – inside the main public market a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Papaete is the main city on the island of Tahiti. This central market was half domestic items and half tourist crafts.
2011-02-18 Tahiti, Papete - Hotel Tahiti Nui; view of the full moon over the pool and city from my balcony at night

2011-02-18 Tahiti, Papete – Hotel Tahiti Nui; view of the full moon over the pool and city from my balcony at night

2011-02-18 Tahiti, Papete – Hotel Tahiti Nui; view of the full moon over the pool and city from my balcony at night a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Ahu (altar) on Titaroa Marae in Opunohu Bay. People were living here when Captain Cook came by and from this site he received pigs and provisions.

Ahu (altar) on Titaroa Marae in Opunohu Bay. People were living here when Captain Cook came by and from this site he received pigs and provisions.

Ahu (altar) on Titaroa Marae in Opunohu Bay. People were living here when Captain Cook came by and from this site he received pigs and provisions. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Inside the square structure is aan altar or Ahu, which is a raised platform and was covered with...
Opunohu Bay, Moorea, Society Islands

Opunohu Bay, Moorea, Society Islands

Opunohu Bay, Moorea, Society Islands a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Moorea is a lush and green sharp peaked island only a few miles from Tahiti. Here Opunohu Bay is where in 1777 Captain Cook anchored his ships and was greated, hosted and fed by Polynesians living on the hillsides....
Titaroa Marae, Moorea

Titaroa Marae, Moorea

Titaroa Marae, Moorea a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Titaroa (also spelled Tetiiroa) Marae lies on the hillside at the end on Opunohu Bay. Marae are Polynesian religious structures which were once very elaborate and now are archaeological sites which still retain their sacredness to the locals. Marae are found...
2009-02-08 Cook Islands Rarotonga, Avarua, Te Aturangi streets city (2)

2009-02-08 Cook Islands Rarotonga, Avarua, Te Aturangi streets city (2)

2009-02-08 Cook Islands Rarotonga, Avarua, Te Aturangi streets city (2) a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Children at Papetoai, Moorea

Children at Papetoai, Moorea

Children at Papetoai, Moorea a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter We tendered in Moorea to the landing place in Papetoai, the site of the first mission in the Society Islands. Polynesians love children and the children are uninhibited and playful as one would expect in a safe paradise. They speak...