I have tested for you… an immersion in the Hakaui Valley

Nanihi's experience   For the world travelers as well as for us Polynesians, the Marquesas Islands are probably the most fascinating and intimidating islands throughout the 5 Archipelagos. Located [...]

I have tested for you… an immersion in the Hakaui Valley

I have tested for you… the Heiva i Tahiti !

  Caroline tested for you...   More rustling, dancers out of breath, a bead of sweat stooding out on a forehead which drops in the to’ere hurly-burly. The wild [...]

I have tested for you… the Heiva i Tahiti !

The taro, the Polynesian potato

  Caroline tells you about...   With rice, uru and puatoro, taro is necessity in Polynesia. Just try to take it off our hands… Part of our daily life, [...]

The taro, the Polynesian potato

The traditional “bonbon cerette”

  Caroline tells you about... The "bonbon cerette"   You’ve been raised with your Skippy Peanut Butter ? Here, in Tahiti, we have been growing up with our traditional « bonbon [...]

The traditional “bonbon cerette”

I have tested for you… the tapa making process !

  Caroline's experience     It’s Sunday, the sun shines bright and in this Heritage Day, I decided to rediscover the polynesian culture and learn an activity which used [...]

I have tested for you… the tapa making process !

The ahima’a

  Caroline tells you about... the ahima'a !   Tama’a ! It’s lunch time… Follow me behind the furnaces and get to discover the genuine preparation of the ahima’a, the [...]

The ahima’a

The Tiki, symbol of Polynesia !

A Tiki is a sculpture endowed with an important spiritual and symbolic force, originating from the Marquesas Islands and usually representing a modified man. The Tiki is a real [...]

The Tiki, symbol of Polynesia !

Polynesian names

Polynesian names: tradition and meaning   Culture has a central part in French Polynesia. Indeed, it is strongly present in many aspects of the local population's life. The local [...]

Polynesian names

The Tiare Tahiti flower, More than an emblem…

The Tiare Tahiti flower, synonym of exoticism with its delicate scent of jasmine, is a true invitation to travel... Tiare Tahiti literally means "flower of Tahiti" French Polynesia's [...]

The Tiare Tahiti flower, More than an emblem…