It isn't turtle nesting season in New Caledonia, since we're south of the equator. But this is the beach where turtles come - enough that there are signs all over about the life cycle of the turtles, how to help an injured turtle, and what to d... Read more
We didn't get very far on our first day, but we have 10 days to cover an area roughly as big as Connecticut. As some areas don't have roads. So we can take it slowly and enjoy the travel.
This country is BEAUTIFUL! Really gorgeous! Unex... Read more
Polynesian dancing is great exercise - men jumping and leaping, women twirling their hips faster than a speeding bullet - and curvaceous is a necessity for the women's dancing!
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Still having a great time in New Caledonia! When the weather gets windy, the wind surfers come out in full force - it was incredible to watch them! (I've tried, and I know how difficult it is to wind surf!)
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After finally getting some cash from an ATM, I went to the museum - amazing exhibits, had a great time! (Got in plenty of walking as well!)
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We've been without cash for a few days, and it took that long (with talking to people inside each bank) to finally find the Société Generale, which did indeed have ATMs that accepted our cards. So we have cash. Important in a foreign country... Read more
We actually saw the guy finish his burger - he was about 1/2 finished when we arrived, and finished the whole multi-kilo burger while we were enjoying brunch.
It's kind of like a car wreck - you can't stop watching, no matter how much you... Read more
Up the road from our hotel in Bangkok, there's a hotel and restaurant up the road - the hotel has a bakery in the lobby, perfect for quick breakfasts of coffee/tea and a muffin or croissant or something. The restaurant specializes in burgers, b... Read more
I enjoy things that are silly, zany, unexpected, absurd. Those placards with holes to stick your face in, so your face is on a penguin's body. Giant building-sized fruit. Those crazy tourist-oriented kitschy things we see all around the world... Read more
Today is the first full moon of the Myanmar New Year. There have been monks speaking all weekend in front of the hotel, and today the monks collected their donated food items and toiletries.
Then people tossed money from the upstairs apart... Read more
I've talked about our diving in several locations - here's a short video of scuba diving in Thailand. Very similar to our dives in Myanmar, the Solomon Islands, etc. Except each dive site is different, each dive is different. And I've never s... Read more
We did a two tank dive on Sunday. Well, really two dives, each with a single tank, and a 45 minute break in between.
Lionfish! Clown fish! Nudibranchs! All kinds of coral, tons of fish, plus the SP fitness tracker claims I burned 1200+ ... Read more
We had quite the adventurous time getting to the beach - our flight was cancelled and we were put on a different airline. But didn't get this information until we were on the way to the airport. And of course the new flight was about 2 hours B... Read more
Really, who knew there was a synagogue still functioning in Myanmar? We sure didn't!
Beautiful building, amazing history, and we're planning to attend services on Friday evening.
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We didn't really eat with them, we arrived just as the monks were leaving - but we had a traditional Myanmar New Year lunch. And made a donation to the monks, who then wished us prosperity and good health and all that stuff. It was quite inter... Read more