Meet Auntie Poline of Fakarava - the 83-year-old Tahitian Superstar


On this page, you can find stories I’ve written about some fantastic human beings I’ve come across during my world travels.

Auntie Poline of Fakarava
Auntie Poline of Fakarava: The 83-year-old Tahitian Superstar

“Will you share this with me?” Auntie Poline asks me, gesturing towards the bottle of white wine in …

The French Foreign Legion: Vanilla Brian drinking coffee and smoking a cigarette
The Vanilla Assassin: From The French Foreign Legion to The Valley of Vanilla

On the tropical island of Taha'a lives is a man who served 15 years in The French Foreign Legion, fe…

A photo of Michael from Bora Bora Coconut Factory in the wild with a knife and a coconut in his hands
Bora Bora Coconut Factory: The Wild Story of Mica from Motu Piti Aau

On a remote motu in Bora Bora lives a man who went from being a Canadian Computer Scientist to a Pol…