OUR JOURNEY PATH
We start our journey on the legendary island of Bora Bora
before flying to Tahiti. Then we go on to the wild
and inaccessible Austral islands, the largest of which
is Tubuai. From there we fly another 800 miles north
to visit the pearl farm on Rangiroa atoll before flying
west to independent Samoa. After a stopover in Moorea
we end our journey back in Tahiti at the top of Mount Aorai.
ON THE ROAD
Bora Bora is actually made up of a lot of tiny little islands
called motu and the only way to get there is is
via a goelettes, which is like like a water taxis.
Because it is the only transport they charge what they want
and prices can be up to 40 dollars a trip.
If you have got time to kill, the local bus it is a good way
to get around and bus culture is indicative of the Samoan
way of life. It's a family vibe and a social occassion, but
don't think you'll be sticking to any kind of timetable if
you travel by bus. If the bus is full you could end up sitting
on someones lap! The bus stops at everyone's house,
including the driver's if he fancies a visit home or a stop