The GIA Alumni Club offered the trip of a lifetime in their GIA Pearl Tour to Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia. Robert Wan Tahiti definitely stepped up to the plate and gave us an amazing experience. Here is my pictorial diary. I'll have to post it in several installments.
After the long flight from Los Angeles, it seemed that we barely caught our breath before boarding the private Wan Air flight to Marutea Sud, 1000 nautical miles from Tahiti. Being in the first of two groups, the anticipation was almost overwhelming.
Our first stop was the atoll Nego Nego, for refueling. An atoll is a slender thread of land where the sea embraces the sky. Being on an atoll is incredibly liberating. There is nothing to separate you from the elements and the beautiful natural surroundings.
Back in the air, we pass a small atoll that looks like a halo resting in the sea. I am pinching myself to be sure that I am not dreaming all this up and we really are winging our way to Robert Wan’s private atoll.
We enjoy even the smallest details!
Bruno Wan, Robert's son, showed us around the island in Wan style. Although we didn't get to meet Robert Wan, you couldn't ask for a better host.