Friday, October 19, 2012

Adventures in Paradise

Hello dear friends, I hope you are having a wonderful week.

I have always daydreamed about this gorgeous place and last week my dream came true.
We left Auckland last Thursday afternoon and crossing the International dateline we arrived at our destination Tahiti, and it was still Wednesday there.

Getting off the airplane, the balmy night heat hits you, and the jackets we had worn over were not going to be needed here. We were greeted at the airport with romantic and moving music, accompanied by singing,  with strumming from the guitar and ukuleles.
The moment you arrive,  a heavenly lei of frangipani, tiare blossom and orchids are placed around your shoulders before we were transported away to our hotel.
We stayed one night on the main land at Papaeete and this is the view we woke up to, early the next day.

I have started sorting through all my photos from our trip and would like to share with you.
Tomorrow I will bring you Bora Bora.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

46 comments:

  1. Dear Carolyn,
    so glad, you have had a lovely and relaxing time with your husband and I am looking forward for the pictures you will show us.
    Have a lovely weekend, and take care, my dear friend!
    Sending love and hugs,
    Claudia

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  2. Oh Carolyn
    I've always dreamed of a holiday in Tahiti too.
    I love the French influence - it all sounds lovely and I look forward to seeing more photos soon!

    hugs
    Shane ♥

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  3. Dear Carolyn, that must have been the most romantic place,to a hollyday tour! What a beautiful view, I can`t wait to read what you were having for dinners :-)
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  5. I love Bora Bora...an heaven ^^
    kiss
    vendy

    http://www.simplelifeve.blogspot.it

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  6. It sounds like a great trip...welcome home darling.....enjoy the weekend...love Ria...xxx...

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  7. What a wonderful journey.
    Waiting your photos!
    Hugs
    Markka

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  8. Dear Carolyn, can not wait to see the images.;) I sure would love to have visited this magnificent and exotic place myself. After the very cold and rainy sumer we have had, the notion of being in this kind of paradise is incredibly appealing.;)
    Have a lovely weekend,
    xoxo

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  9. What a DREAM vacation!! I look forward to seeing your photos!

    *Sigh* we haven't taken a vacation like that in 12 years, didn't even take a honeymoon, ever since we've had doggies, no one to care for them and a week was/is too long to keep them in a kennel . . .

    The weekend is upon us! Enjoy!

    xoxo

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  10. I AM SMILING EAR TO EAR knowing that you have gone to a place where there is such NEW beauty to explore CAROLYN! BRAVO!!! Anita

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  11. Dearest Carolyn,
    Wow, trip to the paradise or dream land o(*^▽^*)o~♪
    Happy for your gorgeous time and looking forward to seeing the next post, my friend.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  12. It sounds like a fantstic journey.
    Can't wait to see some more photos:)

    Enjoy the weekend, Carolyn!

    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  13. Carolyn, this is incredible! I've been wanting to go here however it's SO far! I can't wait to see more photos! What a great place to relax and enjoy life :)

    xx
    Leslie

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  14. Ooooooh WONDERFUL, dearest Carolyn, it seems like you both have been to paradise! Since I will soon be traveling too, I'll have to read your trip report partially later - too bad! But I am happy for you that your travel dream came true!
    Warm hugs from Austria, Traude

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  15. Hi Carolyn,
    What a splendid place for a holiday. Can't wait to see more photographs, as I'm sure you must have had a fabulous time.
    Maureen

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  16. Oh how wonderful Carolyn. What a beautiful paradise. Lucky gal. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    Much love,
    ❤Ana

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  17. Lucky you!!!! Will wait for the pictures.

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  18. Oooh what a fabulos place! Can't wait to see more!
    Hugs to you, dear carolyn,
    Monica xo

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  19. Beautiful my lovely friend.....I love all of your postings and thank you for your kind words and blessings always. They mean so much to me.
    Love Jeanne♥

    “The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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  20. “The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
    Thank you for your beautiful postings always and for all the love you share.
    I really appreciate all your visits to my blog and your kind words. Although my Grandson lives in Seoul heart to heart we stay strongly connected. Love Jeanne♥

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  21. Ahhhhh...what a calming place my dear!

    THANK YOU CAROLYN for your visit! It is truly wonderful to receive such kind words early in the morning when I go to my blog. ENJOY ANOTHER MAGNIFICENT DAY! Anita

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  22. What a wonderful trip!!! And I think that it is very charming to cross the international dateline!!!
    Kisses
    Monique

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  23. That's a view to wake up to! How wonderful that you got to go - can't wait to see your photos and be inspired...

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  24. How wonderful! I bet you had a fantastic time. Look forward to seeing more of your trip. Best wishes, Tammy

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  25. Ooh, how utterly lovely! I shall live vicariously through your pictures as I'm unlikely ever to make it to such exotic climes myself!

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  26. Carolyn,
    Lucky you, going to Tahiti. I would love to go there sometime. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and relaxed on your trip. I look forward to seeing your travel pictures.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  27. So exciting destination, Tahiti looks so beautiful. Looking forward to see your photos from Bora Bora.
    Enjoy your trip
    Hugs
    AnnaMaria

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  28. What a wonderful vacation. Just found you again via some one else's blog! I'm catching up!

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  29. How wonderful, darling ~ enjoy!
    Can't wait to see more :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  30. wonderful! Glad you had a lovely time and I look forward to seeing your photos! I love frangipani blossoms!

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  31. Oh my goodness...pure pure joy! I want to be in one of those darling little huts right now...enjoy!

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  32. It looks so beautiful -- hope you have a great weekend!

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  33. Hi Carolin, thank you for your comment on my blog! Tahiti is a dream!!! Un bacio Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  34. Tahiti! Oh, you lucky girl. Now you have me daydreaming too. So happy to hear that you had a beautiful and memorable time. I'm looking forward to seeing more pics! xoxo

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  35. Oh Carolyn it sounds amazing and a wonderful place to relax and escape.
    Wishing you a special time.
    Looking forward to more pics.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  36. How incredible, Carolyn! I've always wanted to visit. Can't wait to see more photos. Enjoy it all :) xoxo

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  37. Bora Bora is said to to be a lovely place,I hope to visit these islands one day!!!!!I would love to do that!But Italy is attractive !Then one day plan to come to visit my Country!!!!After the sea and the sun,you will enjoy a bit of good cuisine,tradition and history and kind people!

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  38. It sounds like a great trip. And Tahiti seems to be a lovely place. Have a great start of the new week.

    Hugs

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  39. hi dear...have an happy start of week ^^
    kiss
    vendy

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  40. Wow, Ms Carolyn this place is very pretty! I would love to spend some days in this beautiful island too and be closer with nature! Looking forward to more photos from your trip :)

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  41. Hi Carolyn!

    Such a beutiful place, i'm so happy for you! :D
    I'd like to spend a holiday in Tahiti too!
    xxx
    S


    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  42. I wouldn't want to wake from this dream Carolyn! I am so happy that you had such a wonderful time on holiday.

    I always love reading about where you get to visit. I am not much of a traveler, but I adore seeing where others get to go. Once a very long time ago when I was expecting my third daughter I went and stayed a week with my best friend who was living in Hawaii. I thought I had died and gone to Heaven : )
    hugs from here...

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  43. My mom wasn't photographer, I asked her to take me the photos and she agreed. ♥ Of, it's a pity you haven't a facebook, of course I'm following you back. Let me know when you will add new post :).

    Kisses

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