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    French Polynesia

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    a break. Don't you think? Well, today I will talk about this possible destination which is Tahiti the main island in French Polynesia, its friendly population, and what a tourist can do to enjoy his trip there. Body I/ First, let see where Tahiti and her islands are located compared to the rest of the world. Tahiti and her islands are officially known as French Polynesia. (Which island in Tahiti?). They are located in the middle of an imaginary triangle which starts with Hawaii in the north

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    Spread across nearly 2,000,000 square miles of the South Pacific, in an area as large as the continent of Europe, lies the Territory of French Polynesia and its principal island, Tahiti. Settlers from Southeast Asia are thought to have first arrived in the Marquesas Islands, in the northeastern part of what is today called French Polynesia, around 300 AD and in the Society Islands, including Tahiti, to the west by about 800 AD. Prior to the first European contact, the islands were ruled by a hierarchy

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    Customs Tipping is optional in French Polynesia; it is not required nor expected. Usually, people do not tip others unless you/they have received a superb amount of excellence in service (though most will not accept it but the fact that some restaurants will have it written in the bill on whether tips are welcomed or not). There are also many churches in French Polynesia, but there are no cemeteries. When one passes away, they bury the deceased on their lawn, as you can often see a small, concrete

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    Bora Bora History

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    located very close around Tahiti in French Polynesia. “It is thought that this island was actually first inhabited by people from the Tongan isle of the same name” (“History of Bora Bora” 1). Some locals believe that over hundreds and hundreds of years back, Bora Bora was home to some fierce warriors. During World War II, this was a place that Americans used as a supply base. This island, at one point, was housing over 6,000 soldiers during 1946. Bora Bora, French Polynesia, a touristy place that holds

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    The Island of Bora Bora

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    that Bora Bora is also known as the romantic island for many tourists. Visit Bora Bora and experience the beautiful scenery of this island. Background: Bora Bora is a volcanic island that is in the Leeward Island group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. The Leeward Island group contains 9 islands, including Bora Bora itself. Its original name was Vavau which means “first born” and later on evolved to Pora Pora then to Bora Bora. This breath-taking island was first seen in 1722 by Jakob Roggeveen

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    Tahiti Research Paper

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    Tahiti is the largest island of French Polynesia, which is a part of the French Republic. The island is made up of seventy percent Polynesian ancestry along with Europeans, East Asians and people of mixed heritages. People of mixed heritage make up the largest population in French Polynesia. Most people in Tahiti live in the capital, Papeete. Tahiti is made up of one-hundred and eighteen islands. The official languages of the islands are Tahitian and French, but English is also spoken on most of

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    The Life and Art of Paul Gauguin

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    The Life and Art of Paul Gauguin Art is said to be the expression of the soul; however, quite often, one is unable to truly know the artist by his or her works alone. So is the case of the postimpressionist painter Paul Gauguin. while the paintings of Paul Gauguin do not reveal all of his life, the paintings are very much so a reflection of Gauguin’s views on life. Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin was born on June 7, 1848 in Paris, France Compton’s Encyclopedia 1). When Napoleon destroyed France’s

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    Societal expectations play momentous roles in character development in Hamsun’s Hunger and Hesse’s Siddhartha. Societal expectations derive from the origins of the individuals in the society who create authority and code of conduct for the people to obey and follow (based on their own morals). Both novels uncover the character development of the protagonists yet the authors approach these themes in different manners. Hamsun follows the hero’s path through an unforeseen destiny of solitude and weariness

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    savage and the vahine suggests an idealized notion of the feminine other. Maori culture as a whole was massively coded as feminine, stressing a sense of gentleness and passivitiy. Furthermore, for Paul Gauguin, Tahiti was easily accessible due to the French status of possession, and its culture easily available due to 100 years of previous representation. His desire to depict a “primitive” woman in contrast to the Western bourgeois woman became a preoccupation within his art during his time in Tahiti

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    Paul Gauguin, a representative of the French Post-Impressionist artists, tried to commit suicide in December of 1897 during his second stay in Tahiti. At that time, he did not have enough money to buy medicines for himself. Miserably, he was abandoned by the people who owed him money, so his mental and physical condition became poor. Moreover, in April of 1897, Gauguin got news from his wife, Mette. In a letter to him, she wrote that his daughter, Aline, who was only twenty at the time, died due

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