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The Polynesian Hospitality – A Local Tradition

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 11 February 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture.

I went to a small market for a few last souvenirs and gifts. This woman and I had a conversation about how much I had enjoyed the islands. She was pleased that I was spending time there, and not just on a cruise ship in port for the day. I bought a bracelet for a friend. As I was leaving I looked in the bag and saw a beautiful shell. I said, "Oh, this is not my bag. I didn't buy a shell." She smiled and said, "I know. It is a gift for you."

*In January, 2013 I got to go on my bucket list dream trip to the French Polynesian Islands of Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora. Some photos were posted here on Aminus3 at that time, but there are so many more that I never got to.

This LONG series will end with the island of Tahiti, the largest of the islands that make up French Polynesia.

Panasonic DMC-TS4 1/60 second F/3.3 ISO 200 29 mm (35mm equiv.)

Devi from Chennai, India

lovely portrait !
What a pleasant and friendly smile she has !!!!!

11 Feb 2019 5:59am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

You've told us about a great experience. Thank you for that. Such memories will brighten the dark day.

11 Feb 2019 7:29am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

What beautiful smile....

11 Feb 2019 8:14am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Splendid experience !

11 Feb 2019 8:29am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Un joli sourire

11 Feb 2019 8:38am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Colorful portrait of this local lady.

11 Feb 2019 9:06am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Lovely! :)

11 Feb 2019 10:11am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

sweet story and portrait

11 Feb 2019 10:20am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

What a lovely gesture of friendship from a beautiful lady...

11 Feb 2019 10:37am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

A sweet smile, gift, memory )

11 Feb 2019 11:35am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Oh, what a lovely and friendly story

11 Feb 2019 11:50am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A charming capture of this happy lady. Excellent.

11 Feb 2019 1:11pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a delightful image

11 Feb 2019 1:55pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Image délicieuse..

11 Feb 2019 3:25pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe portrait et vue quelle dame et son habit coloré et son stand et les objets super
Belle soirée

11 Feb 2019 4:20pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


11 Feb 2019 4:36pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful portrait , it’s a nice meeting with exchanges .

11 Feb 2019 5:00pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a great story behind this photograph!! I love the colors seen throughout this market.

11 Feb 2019 8:04pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

A sweet story to go with her sweet smile.

11 Feb 2019 9:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful portrait of the kind lady. Thanks for the back story.

12 Feb 2019 12:13am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a beautiful portrait. I am sure that the shell brings back wonderful memories of you trip and kindness and friendship.

12 Feb 2019 2:03am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

what a fine portrait

12 Feb 2019 2:09am

Panasonic DMC-TS4
1/60 second
ISO 200
29 mm (35mm equiv.)