A May 2003 trip
to New Caledonia by Tropicalwino
Quote: Noumea. I went to escape the rat-race and found unimaginable beauty, beautiful smiles, and unforgettable peace.
Keep an eye out for the Tricot Raye sea snakes sleeping on the beaches! And for the more adventurous, walk to the back of the island and look for larger sea snake tracks in the sand!
From the top of the famous Napoleon built lighthouse, see the remains of the makeshift rail line they used to deliver the lighthouse itself across the shallow reefs.
The South Pacific dancers (especially the guy using fire sticks!) were sensational. Be careful of the punch at the sumptuous buffet lunch -- it has a bit of a kick!
And for those of you seeking a spiritual experience, go to the back of the island and meditate on the beach. With no sign of life across the water, you can easily feel like the only person on the earth -- probably not in peak season though!
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