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cmw Nov 28th, 2004 12:03 PM

any advice on what to bring with me to save some $$$

We are traveling to Tahiti (2 nights), Bora Bora (6 nights) and Moorea (6 nights), leaving this thursday!! Anyway, we've heard the food was outrageously expensive and since dinner is only included in our package in Moorea, I would love any ideas/advice/recommendations on what to stuff into my suitcase to save some $$$ ??

Thanks so much,
Christine in Canada

ElendilPickle Nov 28th, 2004 01:07 PM

We bought a case of protiein bars before we went to New Zealand this year. We kept a couple in our backpacks and put the rest in our suitcases. It was nice to have them for snacks, and occasionally we would have one for lunch with some cheese, crackers, and fresh fruit or veggies so that we didn't have to stop.

Lee Ann

cmw Nov 28th, 2004 02:46 PM

Fantastic, thanks Lee Ann, protein bars are a great idea !

Lyndie Nov 28th, 2004 04:19 PM

When we travel we always take a small plastic plate and a swiss army knife (incl bottle opener) in our checked baggage. We buy sweets, cashews, dried fruit, water & savoury crackers and sometimes even pick up cheese & bread (where possible) for a carpet picnic. When we travelled to a Fijian island, we took a bottle of vodka. Good to mix with lime/lemonade, juices or coke.

My partner (the louse) always steals food from the breakfast buffet so he can snack later in the day!

Dried Sui-min chinese food in those foam containers is a great standby for a quick meal if you have access to boiling water. Good luck.

AndrewDavid Nov 28th, 2004 07:20 PM

Lee Ann,

I'm reminded of the fellow who thought to hike the Appalachia Trail a few years back. To save weight he decided he could sustain himself on protein bars (only).

After a few weeks he had to be carried out. I think he confused fiber with ruffage.

FYI in SF cheapest protein bars can be found at Trader Joe's.


ALF Nov 28th, 2004 08:48 PM

One thing that is quite inexpensive (because it is subsidized) is really tasty French bread. You can get it fresh every morning at any of the magasins around Bora Bora or Moorea. I'd suggest bringing some canned fish or meats with you for use on the bread. We bought some cheese and used it to make sandwiches, as well as grilled cheese toast for breakfast.

ElendilPickle Nov 29th, 2004 12:38 PM

LOL A/D - poor guy!

I'll have to check the protein (see, I can spell it correctly) bars next time I'm at Trader Joe's.

Lee Ann

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