Polynésie: j’ai moins aimé / What I did not like in French Polynesia

Il y a peu de choses que je n’ai pas aimé esà Tahiti:
– Le corned beef: importé par les Américains durant la 2nde guerre mondiale (Bora Bora était une de leurs bases), il s’est peu à peu ancré dans la cuisine polynésienne. Pour moi, c’est du pâté pour chiens (surtout quand c’est préparé façon Perrine, c’est-à-dire sorti de la boite de conserve…)
– Papeete: je n’ai pas trouvé la capitale de Tahiti charmante: le centre ville m’a paru un peu vieux et mal entretenu (sauf les jardins de Pa’Ofa’I et le port, endroits agréables pour se balader)
– Les prix: c’est quand même très cher Tahiti (budget totalement sous-estimé). Mais bon, en même temps, je ne sais pas quand -et si- je reviendrai un jour en Polynésie, donc autant en profiter

Mes photos de Polynésie

There are only three things I did not like in Polynesia:
– The corned beef: imported by the Americans during WWII (when Bora Bora was a US military base), it has become part of the Polynesian food. But to me, it tastes like dog food, especially when it is prepared by Perrine, ie raw, straight out of the can.
– Papeete: to me, the capital has no charm: the downtown area looks old and needs to be refurbished. However, the Pa’Ofa’I gardens and the harbour are a nice place to walk, especially at night with the food trucks
– The prices: I knew it, but it is true that Tahiti is very expensive (I totally underestimated my expenses). But, at the same time, I have no idea when -and if- I will ever come back to Tahiti, so I just decided to enjoy, as life is short.

My pictures of French Polynesia

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