Thursday, 14 July 2011

Going to Paradise

If there is one place in the world which conjures up images of paradise, this is it. If there is one place in the world which makes your imagination go wild, this is it. If there is one place in the world where words could not do justice to the scenery, this is it.

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So having set myself the impossible task…here goes..I will keep the words to a minimum and the images to the fore. Tahiti..Moorea…Bora Bora…even the names of the places ooze sex appeal! Is it any wonder that Tahiti’s most famous resident was a painter, Paul Gauguin? It is also not surprising that Gauguin was a post impressionist, best known for his use of vibrant colours. Tahiti gave him all the colours he needed, plus a few more...

Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Painted in 1897 this was Gauguin’s masterpiece, searching for the meaning of life with Tahiti as his background. Gauguin was a restless spirit in a peaceful place. The beauty of the people and scenery of Tahiti constantly drove him on to ceaselessly paint his surroundings. After all what normal person would return to constantly painting masterpieces even after failing in an abortive suicide attempt?
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Moorea has often been described as the most beautiful island in the world. It is not difficult to see why. Why the island is even in the shape of a heart!! This is the place for young lovers, which makes it perfect for a honeymoon.
The beaches in Moorea are amongst the best in the world, and just so that everybody is happy it is one of the few places in the world which has both white and black sand on its beaches.

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The Tahitian people are warm and hospitable. They are also very attractive. And when they dance, the whole world moves with them. And boy can they move!

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If you want to get further away still from civilization, you can go to Bora Bora. This stunning island is surrounded by a lagoon. Accommodation is provided by luxury huts over the water.

As Gauguin found out, Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora are so inspiring and so beautiful that you will want to reflect on the meaning of life. For now, you will just have to reflect on When are you going?

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