Across the shore

About Us


Welcome !

Hi there! Thank you for visiting our blog!

We are Ben and Rika, a German-Tahitian couple in love with each other and discovering ourselves and this beautiful world. We first met while traveling and learning Japanese in Tokyo, and since then our lives have never been the same. 

We started our blog together in January 2019 and we are still trying to keep it up and try our best to improve it from time to time. 


Our main goals!

Together, we wish to explore the world, experience local cultures, try traditional cuisines, visit cities and wander around nature. 

All you can find on our blog are small stories about different places in French Polynesia, local foods, traditions and our shared experiences. Life is short and we have so many things to discover around this world. That is why our main goal is to share with you some of the things that can be found on the other side of this world and that you might want to experience as well. 


Meet us!



Hey there! My name is Ben and I come from Germany where I grew up and lived until I met Rika, who introduced me to French Polynesia and the pacific. I found passion in discovering Polynesian culture and the fascinating environment of the country. For the blog, I give my best to take care of the technical development and to share my perspective as a foreigner of the life in Tahiti and French Polynesia.


 Hi everyone! I’m Rika and I’m from French Polynesia. I grew up in a small atoll called Makemo in the Tuamotu Archipelago. My mother is from Tahiti and my father is from Japan. Unfortunately, I cannot speak Japanese but I am willing to learn it from time to time. For the blog, I like to take care of the visual aspect and some of the content of each post as well as sharing my experience of growing up in French Polynesia.

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