Wednesday, March 03, 2004

I am currently in Pape’ete, French Polynesia.  This message will be short because I am using a very strange keyboard.  It is a AZERTY keyboard, not a QWERTY.  When I get to New Zealand, I will write more, as it will be cheaper also.

To quickly update, over the last 4 days and 3 nights, I have been on Mo’orea, the neighboring island to Tahiti.  It is less populated than Tahiti.  I stayed for 3 nights at the same place, Fare Oa Oa.  “Fare” means “Residence” in Tahitian.  I paid 2500 CFP (about 25 bucks) for the three nights.  On the first night, I met up with a very nice British couple who have been travelling around the world for 8 months, and have another 4 or so to go.  They really helped me overcome my sense of shock and loneliness that I very quickly experienced on the first day.  They leave Tahiti tonight for Easter Island, and I am thinking about going along.  A return flight will cost me about 550 dollars, but right now my Tahitian budget is doing very well, and I think I would kick myself if I didn’t take the opportunity.  After all, Mr. Morley highly recommended it to me, and I have travelling companions, which is really wonderful.  Anyway, that’s the gist of things.  I have lots more really great stories from just the last few days, but don’t have the time to put them down here right now.  Maybe they’ll have to wait in my paper journal for 5 months until I get back.  Peace out.

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