Le Surf Hotel
Travel Blogs from Noumea
... today as the captain promised. Jo will be pleased. Our captain comes from Croatia, not Italy so we feel in safe hands. Most of the crew is Phillipino and generally quite a happy lot. The waiters know our names and what out favourite tipple is now. Only another 3 days on the cruise though.
We have put our names down for a clipper cruise with Bare Necessities in 2016. An interesting itinerary ...
... warily by a security guard. The boys are big, menacing. I was told that there was a group of Ravenswood girls in town. Yes, I could see this would be teen paradise.The little French boutiques with their Parisian brands seem silly, fake and out of place. The teens remind me of my son, probably doing the same thing as these guys, but by the skatepark at Bondi.
I sit by the pool surrounded by white loungers and dark carved Kanak sculptures. A heavily pregnant lady watches ...
... versions of the pot plants we all have languishing on our centrally heated mantelpieces and coffee tables. It was a special time to be there as there is a temporary exhibition of Kanak art that was taken, mainly by the first French colonisers.
It’s a quiet comfort to know that Britain isn’t the only country to have taken and kept artefacts from other countries. It seems that once it was ‘found’ by Captain Cook, the British wanted to forge ...
... those old Parisian Metropolitain signs. There are also bread products. Oh, I had forgotten just how the French excel in their pain tradition! My nearest boulangerie has 4 types of chocolate croissant. God of Weightwatchers please help me.
Kept out of the snorkel for several days due to the wind I headed to the Aquarium for my fish-fix. It was described as 'stunning' in the guidebook and it really is a great little ...
... half day- to full day tours. On the second floor of the terminal were another group of Kanak singers serenading the incoming
passengers. A few souvenir stalls were set up and there was a
variety of pricey wood carvings, shell products, sarongs, paintings
Outside the terminal was the
“Yellow Tchou Tchou Train” which was a guided orientation tour.
It passed the local market, the ...