Off the grid (almost) honeymoon, Ninamu, French Polynesia

People have quite high expectations for their honeymoon. It has to be romantic and somewhere special where you normally wouldn’t go to. Most importantly, both of the halves should be entertained.

After some contemplation, this place for us was to be Tahiti, or more specifically a tiny little island called Ninamu in Tikehau.

On the world map it looks like something like that:


And if you zoom out, you get something like that:


Hence my point being, that it really is tiny. The attraction of Ninamu was obviously the remoteness, but also the fact that a lot of the activities on the island were included in the price of the stay. There was sailing, deep sea fishing, jet skiing, kite surfing, paddle boarding, visit to the Eden island to dive for pearls, swims with mantra rays and dolphins. Ninamu itself has quite a unique vibe, with only six bungalows it’s Chris and his wife Greta who run the place with a couple of local guys Kaina and Noah and Cedric, all the way from France. My favourites where the two pit bulls that live on the island – Chop Chop and Astro. They loved lounging about on the beach and eating coconuts and sometimes chasing the little harmless black tip reef sharks that we ended up naming as “pet sharks” as they’d always hang about near the island. Here’s a little video of our stay.

environment, travel

Zanzibar – Seaweed Centre

In a relatively small village of Paje, next to emerald sea and annoyingly pure white sand, there is the Seaweed Center, where local women have been trained to produce soaps, creams and body scrub out of their local seaweed, which can be planted and collected when the tide is low. All 100% natural, with beeswax, lemongrass and other pleasant ingredients complimenting the seaweed.



Goe oil

Probably most Interesting compliment I’ve received is the one heard couple of days ago. Apparently my hair looks a lot better now than on my passport photo taken 8 years ago. Even if perhaps slightly exagerrated, I blame it all on Goe Oil, which I got from Liberty’s for a huge price of 30 pounds. Goe oil can be used as hairmask, and also put all over the body. It’s the perfect winter cream, but also good for summer and will save some space in your bag. Did I say it’s
100 per cent natural ingredients?



Look at greenery

Recently went to an internal comms session where I learnt that looking at greenery makes one more productive. One study even claims that call-centre employees work 6-12 per cent harder with a good view to greenery and office workers who glimpse a tree or two are both more productive and happier.


So then, does looking at the image above make you any happier yet?