Motel Le Bambou
Travel Blogs from Noumea
... forward and the machine senses the change of balance and moves in that direction. Lean back to slow down or reverse. A bit odd at first but most people get the hang of it. Then the driving test around the cones. We all pass. It's important not to knock down kids or collide with other segways!
We spend 1 1/2 hours on a guided tour around the park which also has zoo exhibits of endemic fauna like a really smart crow that makes ...
... come I will issue them all with a robe de mission to wear over their short shorts as the missionaries did with the local women 150 years ago and they would have no problem with the local boys; such is its flattering nature. We wanted a couple of midday beers but being a Friday the blinds were already down on the racks of alcohol in the supermarket. As a final jaunt we took a water taxi to the Óle de canard (Duck island) a giant island bar with much better snorkelling than the ...
... its fair share of odd balls. An elderly turbaned woman with full blue, white and bejewelled face paint conversed for hours with the local down-and-out who sat by the ATM with a potato sack on his head. A drunk man in a Billabong wetsuit and policeman's hat stopped passing cyclist to check their tyres.... funny until he wanted to sit at my table.
This week I sampled 3 of the 4 types of pain au chocolat. Don't tell.
... he said
pointing to a restaurant from across the beach.
``This department store is for Japanese shoppers who fly here and buy top
wines, and other goods imported from France,`` Fernando said while
pointing to a Department store close to the beach area.
``Look at those boats, there`s too many of these boats. The French people
buy them and use them for only a few days, and then they anchor it
... the water and it’s very pleasant. The pool is sloped gradually and an engineer wouldn’t have done a better job. It’s perfect for young children. Older kids and adults can swim in the deep end around some corals and watch hundreds of fish. We picnic and snorkel all afternoon until the weather turns and it’s a downpour. We hurry to protect our daypacks and head back to the car. Walking in flip-flops in the rain and carrying our valuables isn’t ...