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Was our trip to the South Pacific Successful ???

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Hi Ya All,

At the end of March 2016 we set sail, figuratively speaking of course, we actual took flight, for the South Pacific in search of finding our chill haven which we call PeanieSutra.

During our tour through The Cook Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji, we posted much about our experiences and hinted at some of the business opportunities we where exploring.

We looked at accommodation, lounge bars, and cafe type of opportunities, with one key criteria – they must overlook the blue pacific ocean, white beaches and beautiful green palms of course.

In the Cook Islands we first found a cozy and friendly little boutique hotel. Although we loved it, upon closer analysis we felt that it was a little to pricey for the returns it promised. We then came across a cool cafe but our offer was beaten by a slight time margin. This was devastating for Peanie 🙁

We continued our search and found another cafe / restaurant which was recently modernised. As we looked into this opportunity another opportunity popped up that really got our minds working. We found ourselves in a position of needing to choose one. Although they were completely different businesses, we felt a strong attracted to both. But could only go with one. And as fate has it, circumstances got us to decide on the latter.

However, fate only came into play while we were looking around in Vanuatu for opportunities.

The main types of business on offer in Vanuatu that we explored where accommodation (i.e back packer lodge and guest house) and restaurants in the centre of Port Villa. The accommodation we found to be to expensive and the restaurant trade really needed experts who knew this type of business … we could not afford the learning period required. We needed something that would work from the outset.

Right, back to fate. It was during our time in Vanuatu that the decision around the Cook Island two opportunities was going down. We concluded our initial due diligence on the second opportunity and decided to make an offer. It was accepted :-))))

Since then we have been working through the final due diligence, legal process of acquiring a business and migrating to the Cook Islands. However, we have not told you what business it is … and we will not until the we have signed the dotted line which should take place in the next few days.

So hold tight … much much more to come.

In the interim we have installed a count down at the bottom of peaniesutra.com’s home page. If all goes to plan, when the timer hits zero, is when we take over the business in Avarua, Rarotonga, the main island of The Cook Islands.

t – 123 days and counting :-)))

“What about the photography, writing and publishing of articles?” I hear you asking. In our posts on this site, you have seen a small sample of the pictures we have taken during our trip . BTW – we have in excess of 5,000 “quality ;-)” images. Once the dust has settled on getting the opportunity agreement signed, we will commence with compiling some articles for the likes of GEO, National Geographic etc. So here too … much much more to come 🙂

😉 Pietro & Eltje 🙂

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Our List of Top Beers in the South Pacific

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Right, so coming from Bavaria, and having several followers of our blog living in Bavaria, and many others having an appreciation for beer, we thought it would be a good idea to start our list of top beers we have found in the South Pacific. Good idea, oder 🙂

So, here goes, beers sampled thus far (in the Cook Islands), listed in order of preference:

  1. Asahi (Japan)
  2. Matutu (brewed on Rarotonga, Cook Islands)
  3. Stella (Belgium)
  4. Tiger (Singapore)
  5. Fosters (Australia)
  6. Pure Blonde (Australia)
  7. Tui (Indian)
  8. Heineken (Belgium)
  9. DB Draught (New Zealand)
  10. Lion Red (New Zealand)

Yep believe it or not, the best beer tasted so far down here comes out of Japan … who would have known!

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And nope, I have nothing against the New Zealanders, even if they can not play rugby :-)))

But nothing comes close to the good Bavarian beers … still world number one for me remains Augustiner Edelstoff 🙂

So, much more tasting to undertake … keep posted 😉

Prost – Cheers,

Pietro & Eltje

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The Journey Has Begun !

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Hi all and thank you for visiting PeanieSutra.com.

Yes, we doing it!

Eltje and I have embarked on a journey to find peace and tranquillity, not just within but around us too.

We have pulled the plug on the corporate world and living in the overly busy western world. We are heading for the South Pacific to find the perfect place to live the lifestyle we want.

We have had the good fortune of being able to travel much and discover different parts of the world and we have both lost our hearts to the South Pacific. At this time, we have an idea where and how we would like to settle in the South Pacific, but this is still a work in progress.

And it is our working concept that we would like to share with you on this site.

We will share our previous travel experiences and keep you posted on how our plans are taking shape and being transforms into reality.

So, we invite you to follow us on our journey to PeanieSutra.

 

Click here to learn a bit more about us.

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