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... proper hotel. There's nothing so far that Ive found of huge interest in Noumea, the town is nice enough and easy to navigate, the weather is great and beaches a bit of a walk but pleasant none the less. There is also a McDonalds here. Hamburgers are called Juniors. I dont know if its just my energy levels for travelling running low or if its New Cal I just dont have the energy for. Hopefully these few nights in the hotel I will figure it ...
... we see a toy car racetrack, people
winching their speedboats out of the bay, a kids party in one of the parks.
There are a lot of mixed race couples jogging; mostly a white man and a dark
woman. The women are very exotic; mostly mixed races of Philipinos, Japanese
and Indonesian. It was piles of moules and frites for dinner at the Baie de
Citrons which is the Darling Harbour of NC.Music is playing, it is buzzy and busy as local families and tourists mingle.
... dry, the mountains steep pitched, laced with tracks, thin but deep rivers rake the land and dark men slop in the mangroves fishing. People live in shacks in the scrub but there are also bright new cyclone proof developments on the hills. The pacific games were held here a few years ago (NC has one all but two since 1961) and there are plenty of sporting fields, empty at the deserted hour of one pm. In contrast to Vanuatu where French is overtaken by Bislama (pidgin ...
... that volume of buzzing noise.
They jump at you from the grass and sit on your arm all green and oily-shined. They squirm over the floorboards and curl themselves in a sticky ball. They fly behind your lenses and into your eyelashes. I usually wait until the house is empty before I leave in the morning so that my 'F*ck's and 'F*ck-Off's are audible only to me.
I thought I'd put the Micra to the test when I visited Le Parc Provincial de la Rivere ...
... ponds. At this point, without any warning, the heavens opened and we ran for cover. This explains why there are no photos of this area. The town was quite busy because the P&O liner Pacific Pearl was also visiting and was docked next to us. We decided to visit St Joseph's Cathedral which was built by convicts between 1888-94. Looking upwards, we could see a church at the end of a street with a steep incline. Upon reaching the front of ...