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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Tahiti

Tahiti marks the midpoint of my travels. It probably is the farthest away from Switzerland, I'll ever be on this trip (the time difference is 12 hours).

I spent one day exploring Papeete and its environs looking for Geocaches (finding 2 out of 3) and then I stumbled upon the James Norman Hall Home.

James Norman Hall, who has lived on Tahiti for the later part of his life, is famous as coauthor of the Mutiny of the Bounty trilogy and the museum illustrates his career with memorabilia and texts. The best thing about the museum visit though was the present I received at the end: "My Island Home", Hall's autobiography, a book I can highly recommend as it paints a vivid picture of growing up in the US around the beginning of the 20th century and how his life was changed by the first world war, during which he fought first for the English, then the French and finally for the American Army.

A few pictures from Tahiti can be found in my web album.

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