Our man [formally] of Amsterdam


Last stop – Tahiti
March 5, 2010, 04:49
Filed under: Tahiti, Travel

‘Nothing’ doesn’t necessarily come cheap. Doing ‘nothing’, that is, especially when that ‘nothing’ takes place in an over-the-water bungalow on Tahiti’s Bora Bora lagoon; where lapping waves lull you to the most blissful sleep; where fish the size of footballs and the colour of molten gold can be seen directly beneath your glass-top coffee table; where the most arduous decision of the day is choosing between grilled mahi mahi fillets or marinated duck brochettes for dinner, and whether to try a glass of French rose or chardonnay.

Of course, you could scuba dive or kite surf, or jet ski, or sunbake or shop for pearls or float in a boat or paddle a kayak or read that book or watch that sunset or sip another cocktail or …

But that would be doing something, and we came to French Polynesia to do nothing. Thing is, it turns out that ‘nothing’ and ‘something’ fit together in Bora Bora as snugly as my ice-chilled Tahitian Hinano lager inside its neoprene bottle holder, where the neck is tapered tighter to hug the glass and keep your beer blizzardly cold.

Salut, juicht toe, prost, skol, au revoir and goodbye from the man formerly of Amsterdam.

Click image to see Tahiti Flickr set

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