Just another day in Paradise

Just another day in Paradise

Moorea is Tahiti’s sister island located just thirty minutes away by ferry. Its main feature is its beautifully rugged mountain range, which gives the island a real Jurassic feel yet it’s surrounded by crystal clear water. How are these places real?

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We stayed with a lovely French lady called Chantal who may well have the best view ever. Apart from her six dogs and two cats I was a very happy lady.

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Chantal and her daughter are incredible bakers so every morning we had a freshly baked treat waiting for us. Pasterie + coffee makes me so happy.

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When we weren’t stuffing our face with pastries we were stocking up on vitamin D …

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Or reading the Millennium trilogy under a shady palm tree. I will never tire of Salander and Blomkvist’s relentless dramas – and their constant coffee and sandwiches.

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Before you know it, it’s time for food again and I think we may have found the girliest burger van in the world.

Video – Polynesians nodding dog

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All that food makes you sleepy and a cheeky afternoon snooze has become our favourite pastime. I’m not sure I will ever be able to work 9-5 again.

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Chantal taught us how to make Tuna carpaccio. We sliced our tuna steak as thinly as possible then added olive oil, pickled ginger, onions, capers, lemon and garlic topped off with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. It was absolutely delicious! I would add pics but photos of food generally look gross unless you have studio lighting so I will leave that to your imagination and invite you to a carpaccio dinner party when we get home – BYO tuna!

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