Tahiti, French Polynesia
Tahiti is for sure a strange place to find any backpacker and that’s because of the bizarre experiences you encounter when you are one. A feeling of being unwelcome and around every corner someone who wants to make money. The feeling of walking into an international terminal where every check out is closed and only one bar remains open feels a little weird – I didn’t realise international airports ever closed during the day?
Tahiti itself seems to be quite happy being second best to its beautiful sister Moorea. It seems to take money, be a base for all and then spit out what’s left. We were quite happy to leave in the end, as it’s the people that really drove us to dislike this place in the end.
With that being said, the area is stunning and with luck you’ll find your own version of paradise there. Of course, this exists in different parts of the world and it all depends on your own version of paradise. For us though, we experience that ‘Desktop Wallpaper’, the thing every traveller seeks to find so within our two days there, we were very lucky and blessed to find it. Now onwards to the complete opposite of LA, where those films pay for that of what we have seen here in paradise.