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By Rory Maclean, Nick Danziger

Ian Fleming couldn't have imagined a greater position to set his most up-to-date mystery: an upstart mini-state on the fringe of Europe, Transnistria is a nowhereland, a Soviet museum occupied via Russian peace-keepers close to the Black Sea. Its oligarchs in Adidas tracksuits hunt wild boar with AK-47s. Its adolescents teach for revolution on the Che Guevara highschool of Political management. Its mystery factories have provided palms to Chechnya and electric cable to Iran's Bushehr nuclear energy plant. Its isolation and tiny measurement belie the genuine hazard it poses to the West. To many observers Transnistria is the North Korea of Europe. but its new president has introduced a crafty coup of political advertising, appointing as his best ministers personable younger ladies just like the Facebook-savvy Cheryl Cole lookalike international Minister, sexing-up the republic's photograph overseas, and utilizing their glitter to imprecise this the world over unrecognised non-state's shadowy earlier. Now ambassadors and overseas ministers are queuing as much as meet them. Rory MacLean and Nick Danziger, of Europe' s so much intrepid guests and chroniclers, record lifestyles within the merely kingdom on the planet to not have known the cave in of the Soviet Union. Readers will locate themselves really again within the USSR - with a distinction.

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With their increasing interest in ancient Polynesian ways, many young Tahitian men and women are getting theirs—but not necessarily with modern electric needles. The 18th-century explorers from Europe were amazed to find many Polynesians on Tahiti and throughout the South Pacific who were covered from face to ankle with a plethora of geometric and floral designs. In his journal, Capt. James Cook described in detail the excruciatingly painful tattoo procedure, in which natural dyes are hammered into the skin by hand.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein turned the novel into the musical South Pacific, a huge Broadway hit; it was later made into the blockbuster movie. Michener toured the islands a few years later and wrote Return to Paradise (1951), a collection of essays and short stories. He describes the islands as they were after World War II, but before tourists began to arrive via jet aircraft—in other words, near the end of the region’s backwater, beachcomber days. FILM The most famous of many movies about Tahiti are the two Mutiny on the Bounty films based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall.

For example, they used the consonants t and v in Tahitian. In Hawaiian, which is similar, they used k and w. The actual Polynesian sounds are somewhere in between. 33 2 TA H I T I I N P O P U L A R C U LT U R E : B O O K S , F I L M , M U S I C & D A N C E BOOKS Rather than list the hundreds of books about Tahiti and French Polynesia, I have picked my favorites. , Ste. com). GENERAL If you have time for only one book, read The Lure of Tahiti (1986). Editor A. Grove Day, himself an islands expert, includes 18 short stories, excerpts from other books, and essays.

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