Travel to the Marquesas Islands – Episode 218

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Stefanie Michaels (better known as @AdventureGirl) about a recent trip to the Marquesas Islands which are near Tahiti (or part of Tahiti depending on who you ask). Stefanie sailed on the freighter Aranui from Tahiti out to these remote islands. She encountered a warm people living in a tropical paradise… with very nice cars and nowhere to drive.




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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

6 Responses to “Travel to the Marquesas Islands – Episode 218”

Andy Hayes | Sharing Travel Experiences

Says:

Ooh – this place looks and sounds fab! Hadn’t heard of it actually. Thanks for the recommendation!

David Burren

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Quite excited about this destination!

One tiny quibble with the interview though: they’re not the most-remote inhabited islands. That would be Easter Island!

chris2x

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I noticed that when I was editing. Don’t worry in a few weeks we will be calling Easter Island the most remote too πŸ™‚

Chicago Peter

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If you only listen to the MP3 edition, check out the iTunes-enhanced version. The photos of the islands are beautiful. Good work from both Chris and Adventure Girl.

Celeste Brash

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So glad to hear a podcast about the lovely Marquesas! Just another correction, there are places to stay on every one of the islands if you fly there (flights are 7 days a week) – some are a little rustic but all are family-run and incredibly friendly. Also most French Polynesians wouldn’t want to consider thier country as a part of France – we are actually the only official French “overseas country” as opposed to a territory.

simone

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Awesome post, would love to go to the Marquesas Islands!

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