Tag: New Caledonia

2016: a view from afar

The year that saw the world turned upside down. Here we watched from afar as the UK decided to go its own way in Europe and as the USA chose an unlikely path. In the year of fake news, atrocity and celebrity mortality, some good things happened. Here are some of my personal highlights and a

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Haut cuisine et haut drama

Eating and drinking in Noumea, New Caledonia Given New Caledonia’s curious licensing laws – no sale of alcohol between midday¬†and 9pm at the weekend (and also Wednesday) – and the constraints of an apartment-based long weekend, a trip to the supermarche was Saturday morning’s priority. Whilst walking up the road from Anse Vata to the

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New Caledonia

France is closer than you think Less than a thousand miles from the East Coast of Australia or just two and a half hours from Sydney and you could be in France. The South Pacific’s best kept secret, New Caledonia (Nouvelle Caledonie), is a French Overseas Territory – the Tricolour and European Union stars flutter

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