Jan 26th 2010 4:30AM Indeed, very realistic article. I confirm that the first breaths outside the aircraft upon arrival at Fa'a'ä airport are indeed very overwhelming, especially when you're flying from colder and drier places! It is right at this time that the magic experience of the islands begins.
In fact, Air Tahiti Nui and other companies flying to Tahiti try to draw passengers into the magic with flowery suits, lagoon colors, exciting magazines and Polynesian smiles before they land and experience the full flavors and scents of the islands.
For those interested in local island life, Huri Translations publishes the PUNA VE’A, a bimonthly article about cultural and linguistic stories related to French Polynesia at http://www.huri-translations.pf/english/punaenglish.rss