Monday, February 1, 2010
There's a fabulous challenge up at this week. It's to tell the story of your favorite romantic place through photos.
Our honeymoon location easily tops that list, and considering I got well over 1000 shots during a one week span... this should rather easy! The hard part, once again, will be to narrow it down to my most favorite shots. Wouldn't want you guys to wait ALL day for the post to load. =)
So without further delay, I present to you.... Tahiti!

Hm okay, it didn't really start out with that view, but it's a little more dramatic than:
Granted after about 36 hours of no sleep (I'm terrified of flying and there were 2 extremely long flight involved), the picture above holds more value to me personally. It's proof that I made it without having to down a bottle of Xanax in the process!
After a 2 hour layover, we got on a little puddle jumper, and shortly thereafter landed in Moorea. 
While we waited for our room to be prepared, we got to relax by the pool. It was such a treat after the long flight that I felt that I could have laid there forever and be happy.
We explored the little island thoroughly over the next few days, taking in all of what it had to offer. Feeding sharks and sting rays, picnic on a private motu (tiny island), local restaurants, and on the last day we rented a scooter and circled the entire island. Surrounded by so much beauty and perfection, it was impossible not to feel love. For each other, for nature, for the friendly locals with their lyrical dialect.
Here are a few more of my favorites from Moorea.


After a few days, it was time to move on to our next destination, the beautiful Bora Bora. We boarded another small plane, and within an hour were what was to be home for the next 5 days. 
I was absolutely floored by the beauty before we even landed. Encircled by a pristine turquoise lagoon, Bora Bora consisted of a chain of smaller islands encircling the main island. To get to the hotel, we had to take a 20 minute ferry ride (not that I was complaining!).
Our hotel was beautiful, the first shot is the view we were greeted with upon arrival. I knew then that I could definitely spend my entire life here. I think I'd be happy cleaning rooms for a living if it meant looking at such scenery every single day. 
The view from our room was absolutely incredible, and I especially enjoyed laying out on the deck at night with a glass of wine just staring up at the sky. Unfortunately I couldn't get any decent night shots, even using the tripod. =(
But here are some of my favorites from Bora Bora.


(These fishies swam over every morning for some breakfast. We had a sliding glass top coffee table in the room, and it was incredible watching all the colorful fish swimming around the coral.)


And with that glorious sunset, we said farewell to this magical island. Our days were spent snorkeling, swimming, lounging and laughing... our evenings  filled with fantastic food, fun company and ofcourse, lots of honey. =)
It's too easy to fall in love with this tiny island, and I'm still trying to come up with how we can make it our permanent home. Maybe one day we'll hit the mega millions jackpot! 
Until then, whenever I need a mini vacation, I look through our pictures, close my eyes and envision myself back there. 

I can't wait to check out all of the other entries and getting to know everyone better! Did you share your most romantic spot this week?


Dani³ said...

So beautiful and colorful Photos! And wonderful places I wish I where there! :D

staci said...

I think my favorite is the reflection in the wine bottle, FABULOUS !!! It looks like a place to put on my wish list.

McKay Family said...

Yep...Tahiti is on my bucket list! Must go there!

jen@odbt said...

So jealous - those are beautiful places and pictures. I love the one of the reflection in the wine bottle. Very clever. You should get that one made into a canvas.

Carly said...

Your pictures are absolutely beautiful I've never been to Tahiti, but after seeing you pictures want to go! Glad that we are not the only ones to take 'Titanic' pictures!

Anonymous said...

Oooh looks fab! Your first photo looks like a post card! :-)

Lena said...

Thank you!
It's definitely a must visit place. Just don't blame me when you don't want to leave lol =)

Alex said...

Hi there..
1. I love your name Lena, will most likely be our next baby's little name.
2. Great photos!
3. The reflection off the wine bottle is fantastic!

The Kloeppings said...

wow! I've always wanted to visit that area (a hut over the water sounds sooo cool!). Maybe some day - it's definitely on my bucket list:) Beautiful shots!!:)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos - what amazing colors. I have never been to Tahiti....but oneday!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Wow, what a honeymoon! You took all of us who have never been!

Merlot said...

Oohhh that looks like heaven!

Sug Mama said...

I have never been out of the country for the very reason you posted above... I don't want to deal with the long flight. I know I'm missing out on some amazing places to visit! Right now, with the long winter, your pictures look really nice!

Linds said...

What incredibly beautiful pictures! I want to go there so bad!!!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Can i say jealous? I have wanted to go there so bad!!! :) Awesome shots. Maybe one day i'll have some of my own! ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Tahiti has always been a dream destination for me, and you've sealed the deal... off to start a vacation savings account. BEAUTIFUL photos!

Serline said...

You are welcome to join us in Bangkok. Such fabulous beaches and I love the sun, sea and sand...

Amy said...

Your photos are gorgeous! I love the pink flowery-thing.

And I definitely recommend the Tim Burton exhibit. It's well worth it, especially because there's no additional price besides the museum admission.

Laura said...

Sounds like a lovely honeymoon! Beautiful pictures. Now I'm craving a beach trip somewhere... anywhere! Unfortunately I live in PA and we currently have snow and no beaches near.

Sahne said...

Oh, this makes me want to go - NOW! Can you forward the information on where you exactly stayed? website maybe? I think I could get my husband interested iin this place. We are divers and the water looks p-e-r-f-e-c-t.

~Ashley Dawn~ said...

oh wow... I WOULD LOVE THAT!!! Heaven! Seriously!

Lena said...

Thank you everyone!
Yeah, we live in NY so it's kind of gloomy here too. And if it's sunny, it's still too cold for me to really go out and enjoy it. =(
Sahne, info's on your blog!

Life with Kaishon said...

I want to go to Tahiti RIGHT THIS SECOND! Seriously! You saw all of our cold wet snow! MAN!

Thank you for your sweet comment about Kaishon's smile. I love him so much! He does have a wonderful smile!

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