Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Sneaky Carry-On to Bora Bora

Plastic bags aren't carry-ons. ‎ "Please take some of the stuff out of your back pack and put it in your checked luggage." Air Tahiti has a strict AirAsia style rule when it comes to luggage:...

Free Breakfast?! The InterContinental Bora Bora Says No

‎Do you know who I am! It almost slipped out when I checked into the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana and was told in no uncertain terms that there would be no upgrade, no...

TPOL Paid for Breakfast! And…

After the beef jerky got old, after my limbs went numb, I realized I was in need of sustenance so I caved and splurged for the $20 breakfast buffet. Curiously, the price went up to...

TPOL in Transit to Moorea

‎TPOL is high up in a plane en route to Moorea. My quick assessment of Bora Bora is a function of the sun. If the sun is out, then the views are spectacular, the...

TPOL Tahiti: Real Talk

From Tahiti to Bora Bora to Moorea, TPOL has made his way around French Polynesia. With nothing but French television and CNN International to entertain me (or $10 for a DVD rental), I decided...

Tahiti’s Diva Wide Receiver Problem

‎There's a celebration at the Hilton Moorea going on right now. It is to mark the end of TPOL's reign of terror on the resort. It's no coincidence that today is one of the...

Fat Guy in the Lounge: Tahiti Edition

Planters peanuts, shrimp cup noodles, Diet Coke, regular Coke, Bloody Mary's, sandwiches, Jack n Diet, and anything else is a reason to write a sentence in the passive voice. Although there was no beef jerky,...

Air New Zealand to Tahiti: In Coach to Paradise

There are worse things in life than flying coach. At the moment, I can't think of any of them. I did everything I could to get United, Air New Zealand, and the island nation of French Polynesia to upgrade my ticket from coach to business for the AKL-PPT-AKL legs.

IC Le Moana Bora Bora: Pointless Stay

Prepare your angry comments, TPOL is about to complain. This hotel sucks. There I said it. It was pointless to stay here for two reasons: First, I didn't use any points; I redeemed my annual Chase IHG free night here.

Le Méridien Tahiti: Good Enough

Welcome to Tahiti everyone. Specifically, welcome to the big island of French Polynesia and Le Méridien. Don't bother unpacking your stuff as most of you will only be staying here for one night or two depending on when you arrived to Papeete and when you depart for one of the other islands.
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