As much as I loved life on a black pearl farm in French Polynesia, it was our weekly trips to Ahe’s village that I looked forward to the most–for the movement they offered to our routine and for the chance to be a part of the community.
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Six months after finishing my travel memoir set on French Polynesia, I find myself like a boat builder putting on that final coat of paint…ready to launch.
“No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam.” –Charles Lamb As we move further into 2011, I wanted to not only take the time to look back on the year [...]
Pearl harvesting in French Polynesia was perhaps not the wisest way to spend my last month before returning to American soil for the first time in over a year. It was, however, a chance I was willing to take and you would think it set me up for a disastrous transition back to the land [...]