September 4, 2012

Tahiti Week 4: Coconut Day, Last Hike and Surf Competition!

By Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

by Veronica Sedano (written on August 19)

Our last week in Tahiti consisted of variety of activities. We dedicated a whole day to learning about coconuts. Coconuts are used in every way possible here, they are used to start a fire, to eat, for body/hair products, you name it.

Listening to the history of the coconut

Listening to the history of the coconut

Mana showing us how to open the coconut

Mana showing us how to open the coconut

Krystal trying it on her own

Krystal trying it on her own

Kiana shredding the coconut

Kiana shredding the coconut

Shredded coconut that later turned into coconut milk

Shredded coconut that later turned into coconut milk

Coconut milk!

Coconut milk!

Finished product

Finished product

We then took our last hike! We drove to the site, which was 2 hours away and hiked for what was seemed to be 30 minutes, but it was all worth it because we were able to swim in this gorgeous waterfall.

The drive there.

The drive there.

The waterfall we hiked to

The waterfall we hiked to

Group picture at the waterfall!

Group picture at the waterfall!

Lastly, we were able to go to a surf competition that is hosted in Tahiti. It was our little fun adventure of the week!

Jeremy and Edwina at the surf competition

Jeremy and Edwina at the surf competition

Veronica at the surf competition

Veronica at the surf competition

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