Almost more than anything else I’ve been looking forward to the Papeete market. In all my travels it’s always the markets that lure me. They tell the story of a place and show the character of the people who live here, in an abbreviated Cliffnotes kind of way.
I’m tempted to buy one of everything, but living on a small boat cures you of that desire pretty quickly. We’re happy to just wander the stalls and admire, dazzled by the colors and abundance. And always, the pearls.