Day in Papeete

Papeete is the biggest city on the island of Tahiti and the biggest city (and capital) in French Polynesia.  Today in Papeete it was about 90 degrees with 90% humidity.

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I have to take far away pictures so you can’t see all the sweat and curly humid hair I have going on today.  (City Hall)

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Mom in her far away picture with some famous cannons in Parc Bougainville.

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The shell jewelry market with lots of Tahitian ladies milling about. Everyone really does wear a flower behind their ear.

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Papeete has some really great parks.  This one is Jardin Paofai and is 4 blocks long built on top of a parking garage next to the ocean.  It took us a long time to figure out why there were stairs going down in the middle of the park.  Parking garage!  Genius!

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One funny thing about Papeete is that none of the public clocks tell the correct time.  City Hall, the churches, the clocks on the pedestrian streets are all wrong!  This church has two clocks telling me different times, neither of which are correct.  I guess no one needs to know what time it really is when you are in paradise.

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The two story Marche Municipale Market was my favorite stop of the day.  So many cool fruits I had never seen before, plus lots of fun crafts. Mom found an avacado the size of a basketball which she was very excited about. We bought a Coke Zero and called it good.

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6 Responses

  1. Lesley Christensen says:

    Andrea ~

    I am so proud of you. Your life is so hard =) Thank you for sharing the world with me! I need to learn how to subscribe to this. I will hopefully figure that out next. Happy travels my dear friend! Cheers ~ Love Les

    • andr9823 says:

      My friend Courtney said there was an rss feed subscription link to click on the side somewhere. I’ll try to figure it out too. I still have a lot to learn about setting up a blog!

  2. Megan says:

    I’m confused…is this really Andrea posting up to date travel pictures!?!?! Looks awesome. Wish I had come too- Europe is still in this crazy deep freeze:(

  3. Courtney says:

    Since I know you were wondering…everything at work is going just fine. And it is sort of cold here so you can appreciate your warm weather more.

    • andr9823 says:

      Read 2 agatha Christie’s and started devil in the white city. Good stuff so far. I saw that all the rma and letter requests were from my patients. Typical.

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