BLOG NOTE: This blog entry is one topic that comprises a new blog label. The new label is called "Pacific and Oceania," and it is a series of blog entries devoted entirely to the Pacific Islands, Pacific Islanders, and more. This is a gift for all of my viewers across the South Pacific whom have visited my blog.
--- French Polynesia ---
Venues within French Polynesia that I would want to visit if traveling...
^ from: eclipsetours.com - a lovely view of Tahiti's capital city of Papeete from a hotel.
Unfortunately, all I know about French Polynesia is Tahiti, and the only city I know in French Polynesia is the Tahitian capital of Papeete (or Pape'ete).
--- Fiji ---
I get blog hits sometimes from Fiji. Allow me to share certain locations I like in Fiji.
^ from: nomad4ever.com - a street in Suva, Fiji.
Suva is the capital of Fiji. It is also home to where the Fijian national rugby team plays their rugby football.
^ from: murugan.org - the Sri Siva Subramaniya temple in Nadi.
On the northwestern end of Fiji is Nadi. Nadi is where Fiji's international airport (Nadi International Airport) is located. So considering this, Nadi is an important city in bringing international visitors to beautiful Fiji. This is really all I know about Nadi. Considering this, Nadi is a serious locale in providing tourism to Fiji.
--- Cook Islands ---
I must admit... ever since doing blog entries on the South Pacific, I've become a fan of the Cook Islands. I seem to follow the Cook Islands more than I do almost any other South Pacific location. Part of it was the Miss Cook Islands deal including the beautiful Engara Gosselin. Having said this... I wish I knew much more about the Cook Islands. So this list of places will be very minimal. In fact, only one place is featured:
^ from: magicreef.co.nz - an aerial view of Avarua.
The capital of the Cook Islands (and largest city) is the lovely city of Avarua on the island of Rarotonga. I know it as the hometown of Engara Gosselin, Miss Cook Islands 2009 winner.
--- Guam ---
I know only one city in Guam, and here it is:
Hagåtña, Guam.From various pictures that I've seen, Hagatna is the only city in Guam I've heard of. It is a lovely city from what I've seen in pictures and in video.
--- Northern Mariana Islands ---
I do wish I knew more about the other two locations- Tinian and Rota, but Saipan is a lovely place.
--- Samoa and American Samoa ---
I am combining the two Samoas for this section. Stop me if you've read this before- I wish I knew more about these places. There would be one place I'd probably want to visit if I visited either Samoa or American Samoa.
(NOTE: That should be an official site, but when I prepared this blog entry, the site was being rebuilt. So be sure to check into this site if you want to learn more about Pago Pago.)
Pago Pago is the capital of American Samoa. My heart went out to the people of Samoa, American Samoa, and Niue after these locations were rocked last year by a vicious earthquake. Pago Pago still remains a lovely location in American Samoa.
--- New Caledonia ---
Here's the only city I know in the French Territory of New Caledonia:
As I learned from Wikipedia, Nouméa is Sister Cities with Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; and Nice, France.
--- Individual Islands ---
These are locations that I don't know any major cities for. Instead, I just put them out there to show my admiration of these places.
Kiribati (Honorable Mention!).The only place I've heard of in Kiribati is Tarawa, the capital of Kiribati. I've seen a few pictures and thought Tarawa is a nice place. I think Kiribati has one of the coolest-looking flags of any nation.
--- Hawaii ---
I still regard Hawaii as a lovely place. The game "Test Drive Unlimited" opened me up to and exposed Oahu (or O'ahu) Island to me. A friend of mine online who opened me up to Hawaiian music on Myspace is from Hawaii's Oahu island.
Honolulu, Hawaii.Honolulu is the capital and largest city in Hawaii. It is also the only city I know best in Hawaii. This city has a spectacular mix of downtown buildings and scenic mountains. It is a most incredible sight. I know this city as the home of Aloha Stadium (where the [Rainbow] Warriors of the University of Hawaii-Manoa plays football. It is also the home of NCAA Division 2 non-football school (Hawaii-Manoa is about the only NCAA football school in Hawaii) Chaminade University-Honolulu, home of the Chaminade Silverswords. Honolulu can also a somber place because of the Pearl Harbor kamikaze attacks on the USS Arizona back in 1941 by the Japanese imperial forces. The USS Arizona Memorial is a memorial site remembering the thousands of U.S. sailors who died from the kamikaze attacks. It would be a surreal feeling to visit this site considering what happened in 1941, but it's very much a part of visiting Honolulu as almost any attraction this city has to offer.
Waianae, Hawaii.The pictures of Waianae are scenic and beautiful. This area is nicely known for the Waianae Range which adds to the city's beauty. Waianae is on the western coastline of O'ahu Island.
Kona District, HawaiiJust to show that I'm trying to learn about other places, the Kona District of Hawaii island (or "the big island") is well known for the Kona Ironman Triathlon. The location itself is lovely from what I've seen in pictures.
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