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Cook Islands: Dis is my island in di sun?

June 9th, 2009

As a week-long holiday destination, the Cook Islands rates very highly. It’s the sort of place that might be featured photogenically in the colour travel section of the Evening Standard on a dreary Monday morning, designed to make the luckless commuter wish they were half a world away sitting on a this tropical island rather […]

Cook Islands: Clear water diving

June 8th, 2009

As you know, Squiffy and I are partial to a scuba dive or two. Especially when the visibility is over twenty-five metres as it is here in Rarotonga. Just look at the visibility in the photos below! (Apologies to the non-divers amongst us; take it from me, the water was really clear.) Better still, we […]

Cook Islands customer service: Relaxed island vibe or just plain tardy?

June 1st, 2009

We’ve been on the Cook Island of Rarotonga for a few days and we’re loving it. Even though I’m surrounded by shallow blue reefs, sandy beaches and coconut palm trees, my genetically-received gift allows me to find fault in even the most paradisical surrounds: The customer service on Rarotonga almost exclusively sucks. We’ve already stopped […]

Raratonga: Pedal powered island loop

May 29th, 2009

We had planned to spend our ten days in Brisbane selling our car and sightseeing: perhaps six to market, show and sell the car and four to sightsee. Our best laid plans were quite simply blown out of the water when we sold our car within a couple of hours of arriving in the city. […]

Cook Islands: Arrival by ukelele

May 28th, 2009

“Dis is my island in di sun”, strummed the straw-hatted, hibiscus-print shirt-wearing welcome wagon singer on his ukelele in the arrivals hall in Rarotonga, the Cook Islands. (Where? Once clicked, keep on zooming-out to find out!) We didn’t quite get the flower-garland treatment that some of our other aeroplane buddies did; we had opted to […]

Cook Islands: Gone swimming

May 20th, 2009

This entry is our “Out to Lunch” sign: assuming that this post hasn’t been superceded by a newer one, you can safely assume that we are currently stretching-out in hammocks or snorkelling around the beach at our mini-resort in the very remote island of Raratonga in the Cook Islands. In fact, Squiffy recently read that […]