17:32.38S 149:34.16W Pape'ete Yacht Harbour, Tahiti, Saturday 3rd May AM
After seeing a good number of Polynesian song and dance shows, some amateur
as in Atuona and some very professional as at Rangiroa and three others here
in Pape'ete, I think I can safely say that they are much more watchable than
the Caribbean equivalent of limbo dancing, fire eating and steel drums. The
combination of grass skirts being wiggled by smiling girls and sticks being
shaken by scowling men provides a little something for everybody.
It is unfortunate that the cost of being here in Paradise is so high. Most
people are eating dinner at the food vans parked on the harbour front rather
than taking the pain of restaurant prices. It is very good food though and
relatively inexpensive but it lacks ambience and they don't sell wine or
beer. On the other hand, there can sometimes be a little money left over
after paying the bill to be able to afford a beer somewhere else later.
Now girlfriend and mother have been informed (pleased and not so pleased
respectively) it can be revealed that it was Colin (also pleased) that got
the skin artwork recently. He will need a lot more to be invited to join in
any serious Hakka.
Updates for photos and video are a bit of a problem here due to limitations
of the local internet but there should be some new ones soon on