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After my 3 action packed days, I had done eveything I wanted to do in Santo, so I didnt get up to much my last couple of days. I had eaten at the market booths a few times during my stay, and met a lovely, smiley lady called Madeleine whose stall I ate at. On my final night she told me to come back to her stall before I went to the airport as she had a souvenir for me "to take back to (my) country". The next day I went to Madeleine's for lunch, armed with a couple ...
Today was the first
lesson at CREIPAC, the French language school about a half hour out of Noumea,
just behind the beautifully modern university. It is housed in an old jail,
incongruously next to the most gorgeous tropical bay; some place to be
incarcerated. I did feel a little imprisoned in a classroom after just getting
out of one last week; but ...
... is exclusive here. French signs for 'terrains a vendre' land for sale show an overlay of one culture over a deep, dark, volcanic land where ancient totems of huge grave faces thrust out of the land like islander zombies that will not die. The French language controls these people's tongues but not their souls. Much like indiginous people in Australia, they share the same problems. Alcohol cannot be purchased from the supermarket here after 12pm. Jane was shopping at close ...
... luckily there was a ‘Navette’, or shuttle bus, to get you into its depths. The landscape was a bright mix of the three colours of the flag of the indigenous people (Kanaks); blue for water, red for earth and the green of the foliage. In order to catch the Navette I needed to leave the car and cross, by foot, a very rickety Victorian bridge with a sign that read (in English and French) ‘No more than 10 persons at a time’.
I’m crossing plank ...
... which was under renovation, we could see no entrance so followed some other tourists thinking it must be around the corner. It was a very steep hill and for a moment it felt like we were climbing the hill to our Greek home in Tolo. We never did find the entrance to that church which turned out not to be St Josephs. Some other tourists coming down the hill told us that the view from the top of the hill was spectacular so as we were already ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLe Lagon Hotel Noumea
The hotel was new when we've been there, in a very good location, close to minimarket, boulangerie, bus stop at l'Anse Vata Bay.
The hotel was pretty comfortable and silent with a small space where you can arrange something to eat.
I strongly recommend it.
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