by E. B.
May 27, 2003
There were some great vendors who traveled from Tahiti to sell their wares. I bought a beautiful mother of pearl necklace for $40, a mother of pearl belt for $60, a mother of pearl pareu fastener for $10, and a toere drumstick for $30. My friend is planning on competing next year. I'll probably be back to support her if she does compete. The admission price was $15 each day. There was a plate lunch available, chicken teriyaki plate for $6, kalbi plate for $7, and a combo plate with both for $6.50. Each plate included macaroni salad, salad greens, and two scoops of rice. They also had various snack items that I did not buy since I did not want to pay festival prices for food. Drinks cost a bit. I bought a can of Hawaiian Iced Tea for $2.
From journal La Fête Internationale de la Polynesie Française