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What to bring back home after a trip to Polynesia

Polynesia is a dream destination par excellence, and when you put your foot is generally desired more to go ! A trip with wonderful memories to tell but also to share. Moreover, you will find many souvenirs that will help you keep in touch with the islands and the people, but also authentic objects of Polynesia, which extend your trip …

Monoi oil

Monoi oilThe sun, the beach , vacations, the dream is to go , especially with the sweet scent of Monoi oil.. Monoi became an Appellation of Origin ( AO) in 1992 the ” Monoi de Tahiti .” This holy oil is an integral part of the Polynesian heritage , it is obtained by macerating the Tiare flower and coconut oil . Monoi oil is known for its natural benefits but also because of its very special flavor . You will find it everywhere in Tahiti for a price ranging from € 3.50 to € 6. In Tahiti, the Monoi Road even allows visitors to understand the manufacturing process of this sacred oil. Attention, even on these islands you can find counterfeit.

The Papeete Market , the heart of Polynesian life

The animation in this market is constant , the atmosphere in full swing every day from 6:00 am until sunset . This is the historical place of encounter and exchange for the Polynesians , there feels a family atmosphere colorful and eventful …

In Papeete Market , you will find everything from flowers, fruit and vegetables , food , but mostly crafts is very present … You will have the choice for your souvenir gifts especially among sarongs of all colors , with each more beautiful than the other patterns. There’s something for everyone and for all sizes !

You can also find decoration as tapa, a paper frame , based beaten bark and painted with natural dyes , geometric or stylized motifs. But also tifaifai , superb cover cut and sewn embossed patterns, made ​​by the hands of Tahitian women .

Do not forget to bring some vanilla to your loved ones . They will be gone on vacation at the nice smell! This vanilla is one of the best in the world. It is produced mainly in Taha’a and traditional way. Be careful though the views of the stopover in Los Angeles , vanilla may be refused if it is taking too much .

If you want the most authentic souvenirs , Polynesians are very good with their hands and the sculpture is one of their favorites especially the Marquesas arts. You will be able to buy his sculptures of legendary Polynesian tikis , but also various objects such as kitchen dishes and other interior decorations .

The Marquesas , you will have the opportunity to admire the mastery in the work of coral and shells , they are caught apnea twenty meters deep for making beautiful jewelry Marquesas .

For even more fancy Polynesian , bring one or more of black pearls in Polynesia Huahine Pearl Farm . The pearl is rare and expensive, due to its manufacturing process is very long, the export of beads is also highly regulated . A jewel with a beautiful pearl can cost about 250 € . For more information, including on price , do not hesitate to visit the museum of pearl Papeete , which will tell you more about the pitfalls to avoid when buying .

Polynesian tattoos , Polynesia in the skin

Polynesian tattoosTo learn about this part of the Polynesian culture , many tourists leave with a typical Polynesian tattoo. You will have the opportunity to make you a real permanent tattoo or a tattoo that then leave after a few weeks . The permanent tattoo is quite painful but the result is beautiful! Obviously , it is advisable to do the last day for you to enjoy to the end of your trip . Indeed, for proper healing , it is forbidden to bathe and expose the tattoo to the sun.

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