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Preparing your trip to Papeete: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Papeete 1. Tourists are recommended to explore the city of Papeete on foot as all the significant landmarks and sights as well as entertaining facilities are located in close vicinity to each other. Bicycle is one of the most popular city transports. Tourists can rent bicycles in one of the numerous rental centers.
2. The main type of the city transport is a bus by which tourists can reach almost every district of the city. It should be noted that there are no bus stops in Papeete. A bus or any other city transport can be literally stopped almost everywhere on the route with a rise of a hand.
3. Cyclers and travelers giving preference to walking tours should keep away from the roads as many local drivers prefer not to keep strict to traffic regulations and can unhesitatingly drive on sidewalks. Driver should also be attentive. It is not recommended to rent a car under a condition of lack of driving experience.
4. Many tourists give preference to explore the city area by stopping a passing car. Local folks are eager to assist and drop foreign guests to a desired destination for a cash reward. However a cost of a service should be negotiated in advance. This way of cruising the city is acceptable only for tourists traveling in large companies.
5. Apart from upscale restaurants the city of Papeete offers plenty of eating houses and budgetary eateries serving fast food. However these are a great contrast to conventional fast food restaurants one can find in large European cities. These restaurants apart from traditional hamburgers and milk shakes offer their guests a vast choice of hot pastry and vegetable dishes. These eating houses keep the prices at a rather affordable level. Copyright
6. Pearl jewelry should be bought only in specialized stores as at open markets and in small souvenir shops chances are that a fake item will be sold at a rather high price of a genuine gem. Tourists can specify the locations of the best stores in a tourist information center.
7. Planning a trip to Papeete one should take care of sun protecting means as getting a sunburn is possible even during a promenade that is why setting off to a city exploration tour travelers are recommended to choose an outfit maximum covering the body and a hat.
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8. Local water is not recommended for tourists for drinking. Even though it is proved clean and harmless for health still it can worsen the process of acclimation of travelers. One should take ice containing cocktails rather carefully as the ice cubes for cocktails in many of local bars are made of tap water.
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French Polynesia: travelling advices

5. Despite their friendliness and modesty, Polynesians love to argue and can even get into a fight, so you should not discuss religion, topics of ethnic and social groups, politics and other similar topics. If a dispute has broken out, it is better to agree with the opinion of your opponent in order to avoid insults and other possible unpleasant consequences.
6. When faced with a ramp or shark in the water, it is important not to panic but calmly sail away. Shark attacks in the waters of French Polynesia are very rare, as most of these frightening water inhabitants are non-aggressive. Dangerous wart fish only stings when stepped on, but it is better not to completely keep away from the moray eels living in corals.
7. French Polynesia is a great place to relax, especially on the water. For tourists who want to take a dive wearing a mask and tube, it is better to bring these diving gears along with you on your trip, and if you do not have them, buy in your home country. One of the reasons for this is hygiene. This does not mean that Polynesians do not wash masks and tubes that they offer for rent, but it is always better to be on the safe side. The second reason is the price. It is often cheaper to buy a mask and snorkel at a sports store and take them with you on a journey than to rent them on the islands.
8. The inhabitants of French Polynesia do not like indiscretion, so you should not flaunt expensive things so that the islanders would not think that you are trying to humiliate them. Thefts on the islands are rare, but not many people have heard of more serious crimes like robbery, but leaving an expensive phone or camera unattended is not advisable. … Open
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