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Living Fossils as we finish our time in New Caledonia
Wednesday, June 10, 2015      8 comments

We didn't get to the south end of the island, we had a few rainy days and it just isn't the best time to drive around when you don't know where you're going. So we had a few relaxing couple of days, turned in the car, and continued to enjoy... Read more
Plans change
Tuesday, June 09, 2015      6 comments

People on strike were blocking the roads, so we had to change our travels. Ended up missing out on the entire east coast of the island. But we had fun despite the changes, and the rain. rollingluggagers.blogspo
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Malabou Beach - a bungalow by the lagoon
Thursday, June 04, 2015      4 comments

We liked Malabou beach so much we spent a second day here - it was just gorgeous, and our bungalow was right by the beach! Comfy and roomy, but cozy. Not tripping over each other, but all in a little thatch covered hut. ... Read more
The Northern Province, New Caledonia
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      3 comments

We've been heading north along the national highway, and the scenery keeps getting prettier and more mountainous. New Caledonia really is a hidden treasure - I don't know why more people don't come here? Well, it is rather off the beaten t... Read more
Two days at Turtle Bay - but no turtles
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      6 comments

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
Road Trip Around New Caledonia - Day 1
Saturday, May 30, 2015      7 comments

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!
Friday, May 29, 2015      6 comments

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! rollingluggagers.blogspo
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Watching Wind Surfing!
Thursday, May 28, 2015      8 comments

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!) rollingluggagers.blogsp... Read more
The art and culture of traditional New Caledonia
Sunday, May 24, 2015      4 comments

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!) rollingluggagers.blogspo
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New Caledonia!!!
Thursday, May 21, 2015      7 comments

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 saw a monster burger winner!
Friday, May 15, 2015      10 comments

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
Food Competitions are Madness!
Saturday, May 09, 2015      13 comments

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
Giant Diamond Eye Cats
Wednesday, May 06, 2015      8 comments

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
Money Falling From The Sky!
Saturday, May 02, 2015      9 comments

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
Scuba diving video
Friday, May 01, 2015      4 comments

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

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