Moon Handbooks South Pacific

David Stanley, 2004/12/03 - 1136 ページ
From lagoon swimming in the Cook Islands to witnessing the race of the banana bearers in the Heiva i Tahiti festival, travelers will find the best of the South Pacific—both popular and obscure—in this guidebook. Moon Handbooks South Pacific provides in-depth coverage of outdoor recreation, with specifics on swimming, diving, yachting, kayaking, biking, hiking, camping, climbing, caving, and horseback riding. Complete with helpful maps, photographs and illustrations, as well as useful advice on practicalities such as food, entertainment, shopping, visas, money, health, packing, and inter-island travel, this guidebook offers the tools you need for a uniquely personal experience.

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470 ページ - Washington's Birthday, third Monday in February; Memorial Day, last Monday in May; Independence Day, July 4; Labor Day, first Monday in September; Columbus Day, second Monday in October; Veterans Day, November 11: Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November; Christmas Day, December 25.
518 ページ - UNDER the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and gladly die, And I laid me down with a will. This be the verse you grave for me: Here he lies where he longed to be ; Home is the sailor, home from sea, And the hunter home from the hill.
124 ページ - Bastille Day (July 14); Assumption Day (August 15); All Saints' Day (November 1); Armistice Day (November 11); and Christmas Day (December 25).
74 ページ - The famous dame of nursery mythology, who went to the cupboard to fetch her poor dog a bone ; but when she got there the cupboard was bare, ao the poor dog had none.
112 ページ - Tahiti to observe the transit of the planet Venus across the face of the sun, which was due to take place in 1769.
610 ページ - Minister, 6 by the leader of the opposition, and one by the council of Rotuma (the small northern island peopled by Polynesians).
321 ページ - ... certain roots, which must form their bread. All the rest is a large and thick palm grove, which is the chief sustenance of the natives.84 As to the inhabitants of this island, of whom some 500 were seen assembled on the beach, they were 'the most beautiful white and elegant people...
291 ページ - I have now lived on the island thirty years, and have a wife and four children, and considering the occasion which brought me here, it is not likely I shall ever leave this place. I enjoy good health, and, except the wound which I received from one of the Otaheiteans when they quarrelled with us, I have not had a day's sickness. I understand it is the intention of the Missionary Society...
23 ページ - An Act for providing a public Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea...
266 ページ - Centre de documentation et de recherche sur la paix et les conflits, 1997.

著者について (2004)

Since 1979 David Stanley has authored numerous travel guidebooks to the Pacific Islands, Alaska, Canada, Cuba, and Eastern Europe for Lonely Planet and Moon Handbooks. Over the years he has visited almost every country in the world. He currently lives on Vancouver Island, Canada.