Archives for March 2015

Vaitape – Bora Bora

Vaitape always held a place of importance on Bora Bora - the word vaitape signifying "the place where bodies are taken at maturity" in reference to the fact that in times gone by it was here that deceased persons of distinction were embalmed for … [Read more...]

Bora Bora Holiday – Arrival of the Evangelists

The Protestant Missionaries first arrived in Tahiti aboard the "Duff" on 5th March 1797. It's an intriguing piece of trivia but the 'Duff' crossed the International Date Line in sailing to Tahiti; a fact overlooked in the ship's log-book. The result … [Read more...]