• Cook Islands to Tahiti – Shipwrecked & Survivor

    It’s bizarre how a single Dutch company can have such a big influence on such a remote place as Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. I’m not talking about the Dutch East India Company or V.O.C., but a more contemporary one: Endemol. It was their globally successful reality TV show Big Brother that had a whole […]

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  • Cook Islands – Aitutaki

    With a surface of 67 square km Rarotonga is already a smallish island, but Aitutaki is even more of a toy island: over 18 km2, in an oblong 2 x 9 km shape. On the east and south sides, the island is surrounded by a lagoon of the brightest shade of turqoise that you´ve ever […]

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  • Via Auckland to the Cook Islands

    There is no direct flight from Samoa to the Cook Islands. Well, not anymore there isn’t.. The only option is to go via Auckland, New Zealand. Hmmm.. Sounds like a huge detour. And it is. Apart from the extra stop over, you also get to cross the international dateline twice. To make things even more […]

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