Category Archives: Australia & Oceania

6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Vanuatu

A strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck off the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu & hit 77 kilometers northwest of the nation’s capital Port Vila at a depth of 26.6 kilometers, the US Geological Survey says, but no tsunami warning has been issued.

There were no immediate reports of damage. Vanuatu is on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” which on Friday saw a 9.0 magnitude quake and tsunami strike off the coast of Japan, causing devastation.


Sleeping with the fishes in Fiji..

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My friend & co-auther 86Noura posted earlier asking to share uncommon & unusual places. I’m pretty sure this post goes under that category! Check this out!

Travelers can now swap the experience of spending the night under the stars for a night with the starfish at the sparkling new Poseidon Undersea Resort in the Fiji islands.

Suites are housed in futuristic pods on the sea bed, covered by acrylic domes and linked to the surface by a high-speed elevator. There’s even a private submarine that guests can drive & pilot around the lagoon. It’s all very James Bond.

There’s a long waiting list for rooms at Poseidon Undersea Resort. So if you’re planning to go, make an early reservation.

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa

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This Bora Bora property has a private beach. Dining options at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The property’s full-service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. This 4.0-star property offers meeting rooms for small groups, secretarial services, and audio-visual equipment. This Bora Bora property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference rooms. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and translation services are available. Additional property amenities include a poolside bar, a coffee shop/café, and an arcade/game room.

Bora Bora….A peace of heaven!

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Bora Bora is an island within the Leeward islands of the French Polynesia in the pacific ocean & is located about 140 miles morthwest from Papeete. The island is completly surrounded by a barrier reef  & a lagoon, which makes it a vacationing paradise for holiday travelers & tourists.

Most of the islnad’s tourist destinations are centered around aquatic activities, but there are still attractions to see on land. Some of the aquatic activities include scupa diving & snorekling around or in the lagoon, which is very popular.