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// SEPTEMBER 2015
Go, on va,
Thessaloniki
Istanbul
Singapore
Auckland
Rotorua
Napier
Auckland
Rarotonga
Rarotonga
Aitutaki
Rarotonga
Papeete
Bora Bora
Mo'orea
Tahiti
Papeete
Easter Island
Santiago de Chile
Puerto Varas
Valdivia
Santiago de Chile
Buenos Aires
Posadas
Puerto Iguazú
Foz do Iguasu
Santa Maria
Punta del Este
Montevideo
Colonia Del Sacramento
Buenos Aires
Istanbul
Thessaloniki
Hobbiton
Potaka
Taupo
Waitomo Caves
Matavera
Arorangi
Vai'are
Ma'atea
Ha'apiti
Papetō'ai
Maha'ena
Tautira
Taravao
Papeari
Puna'auia
Chiloe Island
São Miguel do Oeste
Chuy

Aitutaki


16th of September 2015
Lagoon!!!

We managed eventually to reach the 16th of September. And what a beautiful day dawned!!!

Clear, blue sky, warmth and our flight to Aitutaki is scheduled for 8 o’clock in the morning. Daily trip with Air Rarotonga to the most beautiful lagoon of the Pacific Ocean. Our flight was of 40 minutes duration and was done with a propeller aircraft, capacity of 34 passengers.

Arriving at Aitutaki, we had the round of the island done by the “le truck” for about an hour. Next, the culmination of the day was the cruise with the Titi-ai-Tonga, the 21 meters length catamaran (vaka type).



Looking for… a whale!!!

During our cruise, we made several stops to many motu (little islands), the One Foot Island included, before we pass by the Akaiami with the catamaran. 
There was plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling, before and after a delicious barbeque meal, cooked on the boat by the cru members.
So, we swam, we snorkeled, we admired the crystal clear waters of the lagoon, we tried our waterproof camera, we walked to beaches with broken shells, we got sun burnt, we became completely bewitched by the beauty surrounding us and at 5:30 in the afternoon we were back to Rarotonga.



Check in to the hotel The Cook Oasis Holiday Villas at the west side of the island, showering again, clean clothes and dinner at the famous Trader Jacks Bar and Grill, at the capitol of the island.

We enjoyed fresh fish, cooked into banana leaves and frozen, white wine, while the breeze coming from the Ocean was cooling our burnt by the sun skin…

No! I am not describing a scene from a romance! I am sure that I was influenced by the romantic atmosphere of the island though…

More over, it was our last night there…

But again, no sign of whales. What should we do, after all, just to see one of them? We have been going after them in the whole world, for the last four years… We went to beaches were they suppose to pass by, we visited bars next to seas that they are familiar with, but…nothing!

At least, we will have the drinks and the romantic dinners to remember…


Country: New Zealand
Date: 2015
Route: Around the world
Cities: Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Singapore, Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Auckland, Rarotonga, Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Rarotonga, Papeete, Bora Bora, Mo'orea, Tahiti, Papeete, Easter Island, Santiago de Chile , Puerto Varas, Valdivia, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Posadas, Puerto Iguazú, Foz do Iguasu, Santa Maria, Brasil, Punta del Este, Montevideo, Colonia Del Sacramento, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Thessaloniki
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Country: New Zealand
Date: 2015
Route: Around the world
Cities: Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Singapore, Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Auckland, Rarotonga, Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Rarotonga, Papeete, Bora Bora, Mo'orea, Tahiti, Papeete, Easter Island, Santiago de Chile , Puerto Varas, Valdivia, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Posadas, Puerto Iguazú, Foz do Iguasu, Santa Maria, Brasil, Punta del Este, Montevideo, Colonia Del Sacramento, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Thessaloniki
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Country: New Zealand
Date: 2015
Route: Around the world
Cities: Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Singapore, Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Auckland, Rarotonga, Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Rarotonga, Papeete, Bora Bora, Mo'orea, Tahiti, Papeete, Easter Island, Santiago de Chile , Puerto Varas, Valdivia, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Posadas, Puerto Iguazú, Foz do Iguasu, Santa Maria, Brasil, Punta del Este, Montevideo, Colonia Del Sacramento, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Thessaloniki
Duration: 27 days
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Population: 4.471.000
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