Taha’a Pearl Farm and Coral Garden

We booked the full day tour with L’excursion Bleue in advanced and directly for 13,000 xpf ($115 USD). The tour included a free transfer from our hotel but it turned out we were just taking our hotel boat to Tahaa village. Once we arrived at the village, we were picked up by a taxi driver who…

A Piece of Paradise in Le Taha’a

Our luxurious overwater bungalow room rate included a luxurious breakfast: all types of French bread and pastries, Polynesian poisson cru, hot items included the yummy hash browns, scrambled eggs, grilled vegetables, and varieties of fresh juices including our favorite Rotui brand mango juice and of course fresh fruits! Having breakfast with the view of overwater bungalows,…

French Polynesia Island Hopping 2 – Tahaa

A short 10 minutes flight from Huahine to Raiatea for our 2nd destination – Tahaa! Tahaa is right next to Raiatea; separated by a lagoon and the reefs down looked incredible!   Once we arrived Raiatea, there was a guy holding a Le Taha’a sign ith my name, I checked in with him and waited…

Huahine, French Polynesia

Royal Huahine located on a corner of Huahine island accessible by boat (I heard there is a bumpy road on a 4×4 can also reach the hotel when the boat breaks down), the hotel offers a free shuttle to the village (where the marina is) on scheduled time but you’ll need to pre-book. The ferry…

Whitehaven Beach – The Whitest Beach Ever!!!

Waking up and checked our camera after it has dried overnight, all the buttons worked!!! BUT….the shutter release button did not urg! We pre-booked a half day cruise to the Whitehaven Beach; Australia’s #1 beach with Viator.com and since we did not have an operating DSLR camera, we relied on Jason’s Samsung Galaxy Edge 6+.…

The Great Barrier Reef!

The Great Barrier Reef, here we come! The 2 hours journey from Hamilton Island to Hardy Reef where Cruise Whitsundays’ pontoon located was organized, informative, and the ride wasn’t too shaky but I took the seasick pill just in case. The ship was a modern high-speed catamaran that fit I would say more than 200…

Finally…..Arrived Hamilton Island!

We couldn’t wait to leave Sydney but Sydney looking from the plane was pretty. I have to say after Qantas’ friendly staff who helped us to sort out with the AA delay, that left a great impression on me. On the flight ~2 hours flight to Hamilton Island, I wasn’t expecting in-flight food so we bought…

Stuck in Sydney over Christmas!

Please do not hate me for complaining about having to spend Christmas over in Sydney, Australia…..I know it might be many people’s bucket list to spend Christmas in Sydney…and I am complaining about it? Hear my story first….. The Great Barrier Reef has been on my bucket list for years but it is probably the…

Guide to Hunt and Photograph the Northern Lights

How to hunt the Northern Lights? Seeing the Northern Lights was my once-in-a-lifetime experience and here are the tools I found helpful in maximizing our chance to see it when we spent the Thanksgiving week in Iceland. Three factors contribute to the chance of seeing the Aurora: Cloud coverage – clouds are photographers’ favorite to make…