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Aquarium of the Pacific: Long Beach, California

Our cruise returned to Los Angele early in the morning, but our plane home did not leave until much later.  We made a short visit to Long Beach.  Without much time, we chose to only visit the Aquarium of the … Continue reading

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Our last port in the South Pacific: Moorea, French Polynesia

Our final port in April was Moorea.  While it isn’t the mythical Bali Hai from South Pacific, Moorea is certainly beautiful and exotic enough to be so.  Close enough to Tahiti that residents can commute to Papeete [last week’s post], … Continue reading

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Flowering Tahiti

While I was on a zodiac in Kauai, Alie and Michelle visited a garden and loved it.  I enjoy gardens, but that would not be my first choice.  All three were on a tour in Tahiti, however, that took us … Continue reading

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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Papeete was quite different from other South Sea ports we visited in April.  The hills surrounding the busy port were filled with multi-story condos and apartments.  The waterfront had an elaborate park.  Behind it was heavy traffic. We took a … Continue reading

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia: Honeymoons and exotic dreams

Bora Bora calls out to people’s imaginations.  High peaks of dormant volcanoes reach down to white sand beaches surrounded by a turquoise lagoon, a coral reef and small islands, known to the Polynesians as motu. Over-the-water bungalows attract honeymooners and … Continue reading

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Take a taxi ride around American Samoa

We hired a taxi for our day in Samoa.  For a moment, it became problematic when the engine began to overheat climbing a mountain and we wondered if we would get back to the ship before it sailed.  But the … Continue reading

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Samoa, the least traditional part of the United States — or perhaps the most.

American Samoa, population just under 60,000, is a territory of the United States and does most of its business with the United States.  Western Samoa, population 250,000 is independent and is on the other side of the International Dateline which … Continue reading

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