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Tag: New Caledonia

The Best Of A South Pacific Cruise Vacation

It is that time- time for the vacation wrap-up post.  My sun-filled South Pacific extravaganza included Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga, New Caledonia, and Australia. With so gorgeous beaches, delicious dinners, and fun activities, the trip was full of highlights but here are the best: Best island: Bora Bora Bora Bora is one place in the world that lives up to the hype. I have never seen water so clear and turquoise. The underwater life is amazing too. The coral reef that surrounds Bora Bora keeps out most of the scary creatures so snorkeling inside the reef is lush with Manta Rays Read More

Noumea, New Caledonia and Place des Cocotiers

In Noumea, New Caledonia the cruise pier is a few blocks away from the downtown area, a quick and easy walk. Mom and I set off on a short walking tour that began with a quick trip to the money converter.  I’ve never seen one of these but it was next to the ATM machine and it gave me a pretty good exchange rate. We exchanged $20 and hoped it would be enough. The City of Noumea Museum was about to close for the day so we just took photos of the old bank turned Town Hall and kept going. Read More