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Bora Bora & expectations

all seasons in one day 28 °C

We awoke to the bright bright sun streaming through the curtains... dove for our phones to check whether we had slept through our flight.  Phew!  It was still 10 minutes till our alarms would go off.  After showers we headed down for a breakfast that we were suppressed was even included in our room price... lol out we came with a selection of breakfast cereals and one massive long French bread! hmmm what to do....  

We headed though customs and after a slight delay headed out over the balmy skin scorching tarmac to board our plane.  We got the seats we desired and into the air  we climbed.  wonderful views of islands of all shapes and sizes greeted us including this sweet love heart shaped island. 
As we flew close to Bora Bora a thick cloud of  fog surrounded our plane.  We hoped against hope that this cloud would disperse but as we touched down and peered through the windows the realization hit us that it was raining in Bora Bora.  We ran across the tarmac to escape this wet peril, which was thought to be left behind in the land of the long white cloud ,for the safe haven of the customs building.  After waiting for ages for our luggage to be brought off the plane and unloaded by hand we boarded our ferry and waited for it to depart for the Bora Bora mainland.    
Our mini bus for the Mai Tai motel awaited us as we docked.  We grabbed our luggage and climbed onboard hoping for a break in the clouds.  We arrived at our motel Mai Tai with a break we desired .  We exited the mini bus and had a Frangipani flower necklace given to us... I'm not sure if we smelt bad or whether this was just their custom.   
We entered our muggy room, placed the card into the slot and cranked up the aircon.  The only problem is that when you exit the room you need to take your card out and the room and fridge then begin to warm up again.  Ah well.  We headed across the road for a dip and to swim under a glass bottomed over water bungalow.  We then headed out of the turquoise waters and headed to a water front restaurant for chips and a drink.   
After much procrastination we headed down to the bar for a cocktail.  I was struggling to get the internet working and felt incredibly frustrated having wasted 45 minutes of paid Internet time for absolutely nothing as the WiFi was not working.... I was then shown a French computer with an upside down back to front keyboard that was begging to be smashed.  Every site accessed came up in French and after wasting another 10 minutes i gave up and headed to join the others for a cock tail.  The cocktails  where amazing!   
We walked the 10 minutes to the intercontinental which had a live cultural show on.  We were shown to our tables... We ordered the most awesome bottle of French Pinot Noir which only cost $75 NZD.  Heres a couple of pictures and a video of the cultural experience...

Sorry... Internet issues... More pics coming soon

Posted by classique 23:05 Archived in French Polynesia

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