I just LOVED your article, Shari! I'm just a couple of years older than you, but I did all my travelling when I was in my 20's and 30's, when I worked in the travel industry. I haven't missed being in the industry since then, UNTIL I read an article like yours, and remember the wonderful tastes of exotic fruits and veggies, and the waves lapping the beach while you eat them. I can't remember if my first taste of breadfruit was in Barbados or Tahiti, but I've never forgotten the flavour or the texture, I loved it!!! I'd be so happy to find it locally. Thanks for evoking some nice memories!!!!
You are most welcome Thea! I loved Moorea in Tahiti! One of the most beautiful places on Earth! I don't think my husband and I will ever stop traveling, we just love to see new places and meet new people. Thank you for the nice note, its always fun to know that someone has enjoyed one of my little stories. Now that you have remembered some of those exotic tastes, you should try them again!
Shari, I loved Moorea so much, I vowed if I ever had a little girl, I would name her Moorea. We stayed in little huts (fares, I think they were called) there. I remember there was a Club Med further down the island, but otherwise it was pretty primitive and just heavenly. But that was 1974! I shudder to think of how it must have changed since then.