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Travel Blogs from La Foa
... beach. From the
distance, a circle of women stood cutting tropical fruit such as
papaya, pineapple, watermelon, and mangoes. Locals were running to
and from the makeshift huts, their whole aim seemed to be, to please
our group. Other women in bright colored dresses were fashioning palm
hats matched with bright petals of gorgeous flowers. The woven
palm hats, and fruit were free and some people dropped a few US
dollars in an empty basket as ...
... violent reaction in 1878 as High Chief Atal of La Foa managed to unite many of the central tribes and launched a guerrilla war which cost 200 Frenchmen and 1,000 Kanaks their lives.The Europeans brought new diseases such as smallpox and measles. Many people died as a result of these diseases.The Kanak population declined from around 60,000 in 1878 to 27,100 in 1921, and their numbers did not increase again until the 1930s.
In June 1940, ...
... fascinating sport. All the while, Emilie and Gladys were catching up as they had not seen each other in many years.
Upon reaching the cabins, we did try to make a fire, but without much success. My lack of much practical intelligence, as well as high winds, did not make the task any easier. It was only with Fred arriving and some smart thinking on his part that we were finally able to get a fire going. It served us well and, ...
... heading is a straight line to Sydney. We should be 200 nautical miles south of the cyclone tomorrow and should see no effects from the storm. We spent the afternoon lounging around the pool. With the ship's rocking motion, the pool was like a wave pool which made it fun to swim in this afternoon. Susan and I are going to dinner by ourselves so Miranda, Burke and Carter can go to dinner with Burke's ...
... As we headed on our drive North with the babies in wrong car seats (long story but basically we’d been given 2 types of booster seats – one for a kid around 4 and the other for a kid around 7 so I had to sit in the middle and grip onto them in their seats to stop them moving around!) I was really beginning to regret agreeing to camping. Once we got to our destination, a gite in the jungle, I had all but turned grey with stress. For those of you ...