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Mo’orea Jeep Safari Adventure

The open-air “safari” jeep bucked hard on the vertical jungle path on Mo’orea, a small island in French Polynesia. I banged into the side of the 4×4, which was better than being hurled over the enclosure and down the mountain, only inches from the path.  I use the word “path” loosely; it soon gave way […]

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Lipstick Fruit – Homegrown Cosmetics in Moorea

While visiting the French Polynesian island of Mo’orea recently, I was introduced to the “lipstick fruit” that grows on the island.  This spiny red fruit has hard red seeds that are can be used as a spice as well as in industrial dyes.  It has also been known to be used for indigenous body painting. […]

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