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Old 08-09-2016, 19:38   #1
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French Polynesia Bound? Updated Long Stay Visa Info, Marquesas Food Costs, etc.

We recently updated and/or added a few documents to our website that might be helpful to folks headed to FP this season.

1. Updated Document on "Obtaining a Long Stay Visa for French Polynesia". Rules changed in Jan 2016. Funneling thru Panama? Thats one of the best places to get your Long Stay Visa at the French Consulate. We have heard 3 weeks or less from start to finish.

2. A year long accumalation of prices and types of items you can find in the stores in the Marquesas. This includes fuel(iDiesel, Gas, Butane) prices. Might help you with provisioning in Panama.

3. Linda wrote an article on Ciguereta in French Polynesia and assume it would apply to the Caribe as well.

4. A trick we have used for decades to keep gooseneck barnacles off the topsides while underway. Don't laugh it works and you can tell who arrived that used this trick or not.

5. What weather information we found helpful during the past 14 months in FP

The above docs can be found on our website by clicking the tab "Other Good Stuff"

Be sure to grab the most recent copy of the Marquesas & Tuamotu guides from the Soggy Paws website. One of the most widely used guides and best of all it's free!

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Old 08-09-2016, 23:28   #2
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Re: French Polynesia Bound? Updated Long Stay Visa Info, Marquesas Food Costs, etc.

What a great website. Anyone venturing out should thoroughly go through all the tips and ideas.

Great changes in the Marquesas since we were there. Highly reccomend a long stay visa as you can stay and enjoy the Marquesas and Tuamotus without having to hurry on to Papeete to take care of paper work. To say the least, Papeete was not our favorite place to hang out in FP.
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Re: French Polynesia Bound? Updated Long Stay Visa Info, Marquesas Food Costs, etc.

Thanks for a lot of great advice! Planning to be out there some day. Rob
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Re: French Polynesia Bound? Updated Long Stay Visa Info, Marquesas Food Costs, etc.

Thank you for the link. Great advice.

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Re: French Polynesia Bound? Updated Long Stay Visa Info, Marquesas Food Costs, etc.

Thank you for the kind words

Additionally there are a number of "Passage Notes" on Galapagos, the trip across and the Marquesas that you may fins helpful as well.

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What a great website. Anyone venturing out should thoroughly go through all the tips and ideas.

Great changes in the Marquesas since we were there. Highly reccomend a long stay visa as you can stay and enjoy the Marquesas and Tuamotus without having to hurry on to Papeete to take care of paper work. To say the least, Papeete was not our favorite place to hang out in FP.
Ok I'll bite,as a newbe,what was it with Papeete? I read something about drugs somewhere around there but can't remember where, I think they were saying ice...
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<<<Be sure to grab the most recent copy of the Marquesas & Tuamotu guides from the Soggy Paws website. One of the most widely used guides and best of all it's free!>>

There is a new update to the Tuamotus Guide. http://svsoggypaws.com/files/ V2016.5

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Re: French Polynesia Bound? Updated Long Stay Visa Info, Marquesas Food Costs, etc.

I have uploaded a revised French Polynesia Long Stay Visa Requirements onto our website. Things seem to be constantly changing and hopefully this doc will reflect the most current updates.

Applying for a French Polynesia Visa
What is required including health insurance suggestions
What to expect once you arrive
Part II applying for a Carte de Sejour once you arrive in the Marquesas.

Also updated weather sources for French Polynesia as well.

You can find them on our website jacarandajourney in "Other Good Stuff"

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