Posts Tagged ‘tahiti

28
Mar
08

The Third Sex of French Polynesia

rae_rae_tahiti_livre.jpgIn Bora Bora a few of the service staff were conspicuously tall women whom the trained eye revealed to be men, and who represent ‘the third sex’ in the islands.

According to Francois Bauer, for centuries, traditional families in French Polynesia raised their eldest son as a woman, or Mahu, believing him to have divine qualities, and the best traits of both sexes.

In the 1960’s, when the French began nuclear testing in Tahiti, there weren’t enough women to entertain all of the soldiers, so many of the local men became women. Now that’s what I call hospitality.

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23
Mar
08

A Fuel Strike, a Missing Hiker, and Agitated Lesbians in Bora Bora

We’re still having a blast, but there is a fuel providers’ strike. There is a fuel tanker moored off the coast, that cannot move because it would be breaking the strike line. AND, a Canadian in our group left his wife and kids Saturday morning to go hiking up into the sacred mountain, where he wasn’t meant to go, and has been missing ever since. Continue reading ‘A Fuel Strike, a Missing Hiker, and Agitated Lesbians in Bora Bora’

21
Mar
08

Swimming with Sharks

Sam and I had a great day with Kathy Griffin yesterday, with much more to tell there. Suffice it to say that it ended with a very revealing game of truth or dare… and possibly all to be seen on Bravo.

We’re headed out to swim with sharks and rays now, so if I don’t post tomorrow, please lend Sam and Mom all of your love and support. XO, Bronson

More about our trip to come in our upcoming articles in Passport Magazine, who along with VIP Escapes and Standout Vacations, sponsored this Escape with the Stars.




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