Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia

2018 HAL World Cruise

Monday, January 22,2018

The beautiful Island of Tahiti has charmed many adventurers from Captain Cook to James Michener to Marlon Brando.  And on Saturday nights it enchants cruise passengers especially, with the set-up of food trucks and an evening market right at the dock.  We missed the festivities on this trip since we ferried over to the Island of Moorea early in the day.  But in 2016 we had a blast!  Roasted pig, stews, Asian specialties, pizza and desserts galore.   After driving around the Island, shopping the Public Market, visiting the Vaima Mall and touring the Old Church, this is a wonderfully carefree and relaxing way to end a hectic day!

Docked in Papeete, Tahiti
Docked in Papeete, Tahiti
Papeete Public Market
Papeete Public Market
MS Amsterdam docked in Papeete as seen from the cafe at Vaima Mall
MS Amsterdam docked in Papeete as seen from the cafe at Vaima Mall
The Old Church
The Old Church
Food trucks line up on Saturday night!
Food trucks line up on Saturday night!
It's a diner's delight!
It’s a diner’s delight!
Roast pig
Roast pig
beef dishes
beef dishes
Asian dishes
Asian dishes
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and a plethora of desserts. But no photo of the banana crepes–we ate them all!!!!
Pleasant and jovial  atmosphere
Pleasant and jovial atmosphere
Moonlight over the festivities.
Moonlight over the festivities.
Even the market stayed open Saturday night!
Even the market stayed open Saturday night!

 

Next, I’m anxious to tell you about Moorea!

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