January 18th, Wednesday: The group experienced Papeete on foot. Didi gave a wonderful tour of the Black Pearl Museum, some of us went to the fabric shops, we ate and
shopped in the public market and explored the shops of Papeete. Didi taught us how to use the local transportation, Le Truck. And in the evening we went back into Papeete to the roulottes (food vans) on the
dock where we had dinner and mingled with the locals. To see what we experienced, click on the buttons below.
Downtown is full of narrow streets. To the right is the Territorial Assembly building.
We caught Le Truck on the street across from the InterContinental. The cost to go downtown is 130 polynesian francs - about $1.30 and at night the rate goes up to 200 francs or
Don buying fabric from the clerk at Venus for his wife, Kitty.