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Bora Bora: A charming tract

Bora Bora, a place heard by many but known by almost none. It’s a small island in the South Pacific northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Known for its scuba diving, it is. At the center of the island, you have Mt. Otemanu rises up to it’s heights(literally speaking, it is about 727m).


You would think that since it’s an island not a lot of people live there, however that is some false information. From French to Japanese to Italian, you have it all. The languages spoken here include French, English and Tahitian.


One of the most popular dishes is Poisson cru which is basically raw fish marinated in lime juice and it is often served in a salad. Many many dishes also include chicken, papaya, mangoes and much more. An interesting fact about the food here is that it is covered in leaves and lowered into hot coals.


The island’s Tahitian name which is Porapora means “First Born” and it was the first island created after Raiatea. Bora-Bora was first sighted or looked upon by the Dutch admiral, Jacob Roggeveen in the year of 1722. It was first visited by James Cook in the year of 1769 and 1777 and was later annexed by France in the late 19th century.

Not only does it have an interesting culture but who knows? Maybe you will get to learn something more than just a “Bonjour” in French and eat interesting foods. Why wait? Go and book your tickets now!


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