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  • Day22

    Noumea New Caledonia

    October 29, 2016 in New Caledonia

    Cruise day 21

    This was the forth island we had the privilege to visit on this trip. Similar to Bermuda this Island is an overseas territory of a European nation, in this case France 🇫🇷.

    The interesting observation we made, is that this Island New Caledonia 🇳🇨, Bermuda 🇧🇲and other Islands with European or US influence have a first world feel to it and is clean and public transport etc works well.
    On the flip side of the coin is Islands such as Vanuatu 🇻🇺, Fiji 🇫🇯, Bahamas 🇧🇸 etc. seem to be left to the natives to run. To be honest for the most part these resembled African poverty and hardship. They are mostly shantytown and dirty.

    New Caledonia reminds me a lot of the French riviera and Marseille to be exact.

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day5

    Noumea

    April 27, 2017 in New Caledonia

    Second visit here, no better than the first. Next time we find ourselves in Noumea I think we have to take an excursion and go to the beaches maybe snorkelling. That said...we arrived late so those who'd booked snorkelling had it cancelled.

    Other part of the challenge, arriving 3.30pm everything shuts at 4pm. Hmmm...not even sure why cruises stop here...

    For all that we enjoyed a short walk in the park with new friends Jim & Lydia...Read more

  • Day93

    Kreuzfahrt Tagebuch – Tag 4 Noumea

    December 4, 2016 in New Caledonia

    Land, endlich wieder Land in Sicht. Es ist zwar Noumea, die Hauptstadt von Neukaledonien, einer französischen Überseeregion, aber das bisschen französisch werde ich noch verkraften. Unser Schiff ist leider zu groß, für das Passagierdock, weswegen wir im Containerhafen angelegt haben.
    Es ist Sonntag, nicht das ich noch irgendein Gefühl für Wochentage habe, aber das bedeutet hier leider, dass so gut wie alles zu ist. Wir machen das Beste draus und gehen entlang der Küste und schönen Stränden über Hügel und durch den Ort. Dabei begegnen wir anderen Kreuzfahrern nur an den 10minütigen Haltestellen des Tchou Tchou Zuges (der heißt wirklich so und ich bin nicht mitgefahren ;-P).
    Etwas lokale Kultur konnten wir auch noch miterleben, als wir zur Kathedrale gegangen sind und dort gerade Messe war. Ganz anders als in Europa. Die Leute sind knallbunt angezogen, quasi tropisch. Die Lieder sind melodisch und klingen viel besser als das, was es so in Deutschland gibt.
    Die Inseleigenen Tänze haben wir dann im zentralen Park miterleben dürfen, dort scheinen sich die Bewohner gerne sonntags zu treffen und Musik zu machen, zu tanzen und sich nicht von Touristen stören zu lassen. Gut vielleicht gibt es doch Zusammenhänge zwischen Kreuzfahrtschiff und kultureller Darbietung.
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  • Day22

    Nouméa, Neukaledonien

    February 22 in New Caledonia

    Mit rund 10‘000 Einwohnenden ist Nouméa oder Numea eine richtige kleine Stadt in Neukaledonien, in dem nur rund 280‘000 Menschen wohnen.
    Wir waren auf einer informativen Rundfahrt durch den Ort und die Umgebung, wobei es hier nicht wirklich viel zu sehen gibt.
    Da Neukaledonien französisch ist, findet man hier sehr viel französische Firmen (z.B. Carrefour) und viele Peugeots, Citroens und Renaults.
    In nächster Zukunft sollen hier drei Referenden stattfinden, die darüber entscheiden sollen, ob Nouvelle-Calédonie unabhängig werden soll oder nicht. Unsere Reiseleiterin sagte, dass es durchaus sein kann, dass zu einem Verbleiben bei Frankreich kommen könnte, da die Vorteile gegenüber einer Unabhängigkeit nicht unbedeutend sind, so u. a. die französische Staatsbürgerschaft mit der Möglichkeit in Frankreich zu arbeiten und zu studieren.
    Der Name Neukaledonien stammt übrigens von James Cook, der die Insel 1774 Neuschottland nannte, weil sie ihn an die Heimat seines Vaters erinnerte. So, jetzt geht‘s zurück nach Sydney und die dritte Etappe unserer Reise ist schon bald vorbei.
    Zu den Fotos: Nouméa und Frottee-Skulptur Nr. 6, eine Bulldogge.
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  • Day106

    Day 5 - Noumea, New Caledonia

    April 26, 2017 in New Caledonia

    Today was another day in port, and was so fantastic. We did some snorkeling and it was definitely the best that I've ever done. This port was right at the land so we hopped on a bus to our meeting spot, only about 5 minutes. And then hopped onto a boat to go out to a Marine reserve. We snorkeled from the back of the boat for about an hour and just had a blast. The water was so clear, so blue, and so warm that an hour flew by. We saw turtles, reef sharks, and octopus! Not to mention hundreds of fish including rainbow coloured ones and some that looked similar to sharks. There were also sea snakes and sea slugs, pretty cool! I was itching for more than snorkeling so I dove down to the bottom a few times to look around, probably about 8 or 9 metres? I really want to get back out scuba diving!! I absolutely love being under the water. Anyway, I can't say enough about how great this excursion was. Sharks and turtles and octopus and snakes and giant rainbow fish?! Fantastic.

    After our snorkeling adventure we returned to the ship for some lunch and then I went back to the room to clean up my stuff and properly unpack all of my clothing. And take a glorious nap. I was tired!! I went back to my pub and visited with my bar tender friends for a while as well as a few others I've met previously throughout the cruise. There are so many people who talk to me that I don't recall meeting but obviously I have... I'm just so bad with names and faces! I kind of wish I didn't look so approachable sometimes because sometimes I just want my peace and quiet haha.

    Mom and I went to catch the 7 pm show again which was some guy who was "praised" by Queen as being a great artist. We were thoroughly unimpressed though and left early to go get dinner instead. We asked for a private table this time around because we were both sick of the small talk. I swear I've told the same stories about 10 times already... And will probably have to do it each night for the remainder of the cruise. Lovely. I think I'm going to start making up wild stories and see what happens haha. We've decided that we need the boys to join us for dinner one night to make things entertaining.

    On our walk back from dinner we ran into the boys and stopped to chat for a while. Eventually I walked Mom home and then returned to have another drink with them. We watched Karaoke again for a while and saw the same people from the previous night returning to the stage. There's this one fellow named Mark who really loves to sing ;) He's not half bad either! From the Karaoke bar we went to the Ice Rink which had been turned into a stage for a country themed music night.... Needless to say we didn't participate in the dancing but observed from the bar area. When that finally wound down we went up to Dizzy's to end the evening. We ran into our other young friends, and had a blast just chatting. The bartenders there are also great and remember us as well, I love it :) When we finally called it a night and I got to bed it was about 3 am... Oops.
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