Travel Blogs from New Caledonia

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Disgorgery – A Cruising Conspiracy, Noumea, New Caledonia travel blog

Disgorgery – A Cruising Conspiracy

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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  I'd bet there are ten, maybe fifteen passengers on this ship of 1,900 that are younger than Elenka and I. Early on I made a point to start asking my travel mates how many cruises they've taken and haven't come across anyone who has done less than ...

A Deal That's Too Good to Pass Up, Lifou, New Caledonia travel blog

A Deal That's Too Good to Pass Up

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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 The Oosterdam shore excursion folks are offering a special 4-hour private car tour of Sydney when we arrive. The cost is only $949.00 and they provide an English-speaking guide. And here I was expecting to have to learn Australian straight off. ...

NEW CALEDONIA, Noumea, New Caledonia travel blog

NEW CALEDONIA

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... in New Caledonia. It was really interesting talking to them about the problems which exist in this small Pacific society. New Caledonia, politically, is a French overseas territory, the population is about 45% indigenous, 35% French and 20% other ...

A Little bit of France in the South Pacific, Noumea, New Caledonia travel blog

A Little bit of France in the South Pacific

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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... well run and the guy there even has copies of the New Caledonia lonely planet that he lends out for free. I think the New Caledonia government is only really interested though in wealthy French tourists who are going to spend loads of money at the Club ...

Randonnée dans le Parc des Grandes Fougères, Farino, New Caledonia travel blog

Randonnée dans le Parc des Grandes Fougères

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas May 26, Hike in the Parc des Grandes Fougères The nice part about hiking here is that even though you are in a jungle type habitat, it is not as hot and humid as it was in Venezuela, so it is very nice, for me in particular. ...

Dumbea, Dumbéa, New Caledonia travel blog

Dumbea

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas May 27, Dumbea A tranquil river near a park, we thought we would find its gorge, but not this time...we decided to leave as the bed of our gîte was terrible, like a U and we had other problems... I will try not to mention the ...

Hike toward Mt Koghi, Dumbéa, New Caledonia travel blog

Hike toward Mt Koghi

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... of the book "Out of Africa" when Isak Dinesen writes: “If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe, and the African new moon lying on her back... does Africa know a song of me?...”. I spent my whole life trying to speak as much French as I ...

Roman turns 22, biking in Parc de la Rivière Bleue, Yaté-Barrage, New Caledonia travel blog

Roman turns 22, biking in Parc de la Rivière Bleue

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas May 29, Roman turns 22 while biking in the Parc de la Rivière Bleue "Look at the West, it is from there that it is going to tumble down" smiles the bicycle guy. I am not sure then that biking would be a good idea, we are not ...

Diving in Poindimié, Poindimie, New Caledonia travel blog

Diving in Poindimié

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas May 19, Diving in Poindimié The next day... another try, but this time on a zodiac that brought us to the little island, full of these special pines found here ("pins colonnaires") and where we snorkeled with Fabyan, while ...

Centre culturel Tjibaou, Noumea, New Caledonia travel blog

Centre culturel Tjibaou

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas May 31, Centre culturel Tjibaou Weird architecture, yet unique.... inside, each "case" (room) looks small in a way despite those long stalks... I think that we were expecting to see more inside but all in all, the mediatheque ...

From East coast to Malabou, Poum, New Caledonia travel blog

From East coast to Malabou

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas May 20, From East coast to Malabou Soon, it was time to leave again and go North, on a road dotted with many waterfalls, especially after we had passed "La Poule" in Hienghène, with its giant rock formations that indeed looked ...

West Coast: from tip (Poingam) to Bourail, Bourail, New Caledonia travel blog

West Coast: from tip (Poingam) to Bourail

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas May 21, West Coast: from tip (Poingam) to Bourail Another long day of driving, especially because we didn't start until 10:30 am and that we went all the way to the northern tip of the island first, toward Poingam, at a gite ...

Pacific sailing Vanuatu - New Caledonia, Noumea, New Caledonia travel blog

Pacific sailing Vanuatu - New Caledonia

A travel blog entry by noreen_h

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... past week and I can?t help but express my emotions! As we motor around Tanna to make way for our southwest passage to New Caledonia we get a glimpse at houses on the hillside and small fires smoldering along the shore, Vanuatu has truly been an ...

Windsurf at Anse Vata, Noumea, New Caledonia travel blog

Windsurf at Anse Vata

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas May 29 Windsurf at Anse Vata "Don't you want to go karting instead?" asks Tristan, as if he is afraid that he might not be able to stand on the board and windsurf with the fierce wind that is blowing along the Anse Vata bay of ...

Poindimie, Poindimie, New Caledonia travel blog

Poindimie

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas May 18, Poindimié A convivial kitchen, if somewhat old and in need of repairs, brought all kinds of travellers; in particular people living in Noumea and away for the long week-end. It is so nice to converse in my own language, ...

Ouano beach, Ouano beach, New Caledonia travel blog

Ouano beach

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... low tide setting gave a special effect. After our supper (barbecued salmon and taboulet - we seem to eat a lot of taboulet in New Caledonia - you can buy it already made, so no preparations required), we pushed our benches by the sea side and talked while ...

All aboard the Tall Ship Soren Larsen, Port Vila, Noumea, New Caledonia travel blog

All aboard the Tall Ship Soren Larsen

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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... legs it was a really enjoyable voyage. With a speed averaging around 5 knots it was going to take us another 2 days to reach New Caledonia. Unfortunately the wind died on the second day so we had to put the engine on again - that's the problem with ...

Snorkeling near Bourail, Bourail, New Caledonia travel blog

Snorkeling near Bourail

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... is still cool... Roman returned to the camp first...then Fab, then me... after two hours, I just can't stay in it any longer. New Caledonia resembles somehow parts of Africa, it is weird at times! This time we rented a van and we plan on driving around ...

Octobre 2013 - Port Vila à Nouméa, Noumea, New Caledonia travel blog

Octobre 2013 - Port Vila à Nouméa

A travel blog entry by passera

Octobre 2013 Blog de Ioan Mardi: Ce matin à sept heures on reprend le taxi avion pour retourner à Port Vila. Dans l’avion, je dors un petit peu. Pendant qu’on vole au dessus de la ville, je regarde ce qu’il y a en bas. Rien de ...

An action-packed week in New Caledonia!, Noumea, New Caledonia travel blog

An action-packed week in New Caledonia!

A travel blog entry by camille_simon

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... to alcohol. We had a great time in New Caledonia, a mix of social life and discovery. I must admit I didn't know much about New Caledonia before, even though it is a French territory. And even though I was happy to find a little bit of France there ...

The long drive South, Noumea, New Caledonia travel blog

The long drive South

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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For once today is overcast and threatening rain. With little more left to keep us in th north we start our return journey to Noumea. After lunch in Kone and with storm clouds continuing to persue we continue our long drive south. The journey takes ...

Time starts to slow, Wadrilla, New Caledonia travel blog

Time starts to slow

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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A light rain welcomed our first morning on Ouvea. However, it quickly disappeared and revealed the blue South Pacific skies that we are becoming accustomed to. Gite Beaupre has only 2 guests so we are a little spoilt and certainly the sole attention of ...

North and south coast beaches, Poindimié, New Caledonia travel blog

North and south coast beaches

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

After finding more delightful beaches at Plage de la Roche Percee and Baie des Tortues we find our favourite beach so far ar Poé. Impossible colours of gold and torquoise meet us with a lagoon that stretches as far as the ...

Beautiful French Polynesia, Noumea, New Caledonia travel blog

Beautiful French Polynesia

A travel blog entry by bartschr

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Yikes, where do i start!! After leaving Vanuatu we set sail for New Caledonia...Noumea...that evening after another great dinner at the Polo Grill we went to the Theatre show where Van Ahn was performing..we were very pleased to see that she was on the ...

Volcanic island beaches, Wé, New Caledonia travel blog

Volcanic island beaches

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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Today, we drove the length of Lifou. From Jokin in the north, through the main town Wé to Mu and Xodre in the south. Whilst Wé is an exceptionally sleepy main town it's stores allow us to obtain essential supplies of baguette and pate! The south is ...

What a walk., Noumea, New Caledonia travel blog

What a walk.

A travel blog entry by nwillz

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... there was no trace of a path to follow. The goal of our expedition was to reach the natural spring that Bob had tapped to provide his new house with water and it was a serious hike. A few days before, Ely had hurt her toe quite badly on a kerb, so once ...

A week in the Loyalty Islands, Wé, New Caledonia travel blog

A week in the Loyalty Islands

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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As we land on Lifou it is clear this is a relaxed island. No need to inspect our rental car for dents or damage. Just head off into the unknown and be back in a few days! Our Gite for the next 3 days is clinging to the edge of the Jokin cliffs. An ...

Driving to the North, Moindou, New Caledonia travel blog

Driving to the North

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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Heading out of Noumea we enjoy the rolling hills and thick forested landscape. Tonight, we overnight at L'Auberge Historique du Moindou. A pleasant spot on the main road, which fortunately falls quiet once darkness falls. En route we are able to stop at ...

Great snorkeling!, Vao, New Caledonia travel blog

Great snorkeling!

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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... been leisurely consumed and our incoming plane is very close to arriving! This little island is certainly our favorite place in New Caledonia. Relaxed, beautiful and easy to explore. Now store opening times were a little more, consistent(!!!) it would ...

Cyclone effects!, Noumea, New Caledonia travel blog

Cyclone effects!

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

In our rented Renault Twingo (the smallest car produced anywhere in the world I suspect – large enough for 2 adults and their toothbrushes!) we decide to explore the barren south of the island. "A quick drive into the mountains and back". However, ...

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