The early history of transportation is important for people to think about especially in today’s world. We have large, fast, gas guzzling vehicles that have contributed over time to our issue of global warming. When suggested that we carpool, buy a hybrid or ‘heaven forbid’ ride a bicycle the majority of us laugh at the thought. The remaining people continue to go about their daily lives taking for granted the resources that fuel our modern vehicles. Imagine being in the early 1800’s and still traveling my horseback and later by boat? In the 1830’s the train era began and I imagine people then were thrilled to have a means of transportation much faster and easier than horseback and wagons. We have public transportation and trains that run today but the majority of Americans refuse to use these systems because of the convenience of modern automobiles. We have not only adjusted to the convenience of personal automobiles but we are very impatient and don’t like to wait to get anywhere, thus why vehicles continue to be made even faster and more powerful. The American home used to own one family vehicle and children used bicycles as a means for transportation but now some households have one vehicle per family member. Transportation has come such a long way but sometimes I think we should convert back to older means of transportation to conserve energy and possibly have a few accidents less per year. This couldn’t hurt anyone and the idea of waiting on public transportation or a carpool could make people a little more patient. The idea of walking or riding a bicycle to get from one point to another can also benefit many of us that are not participating in enough physical activities.
You can get to French Polynesia reasonably easily from most parts of the world. It appears inaccessible but that is simply the distances involved, and the length of the flight particularly if you are coming from Europe or the eastern Seaboard of the USA.In terms of getting around the scattered island of French Polynesia, there are two ways, and that is by boat or by air.There are a number of inter island boats which run regularly between the main island groups, and this is an incredible way of getting around this part of the South Pacific. There are huge catamarans that run between Tahiti and Moorea, but of course with the pressures of modern life and the probability that your vacation will be two weeks only, then flying is the most likely option for most people.On land in Tahiti and the more developed islands there is a local bus service which is cheap cheerful and pretty reliable. A much more expensive option are taxis, and you can rent cars scooters, and bicycles to explore the island you are on. Finally you can hire 4x4s to explore inland.French Polynesia has warm tropical weather all twelve months of the year. The climate is sunny and pleasant. You need to realise that as the islands of French Polynesia are south of the Equator, the seasons are reversed compared to Europe.It may take you a lot of flying time, but if ever a place was worth the effort it is French Polynesia