Travellogue – Port Villa, Vanuatu

Day 01 – 04,ย  27th – 30thย  Dec 2015, (Sunday – Wednesday) We arrived at about 5.05pm in Vanuatu. The weather was great. First impression is that there’s heaps of smiling locals. It’s so different from New Caledonia. I think I am liking this place already. We got picked up at the airport by Eric,…

Travellogue – Last 2 Days in New Caledonia

Day 13 & 14 (26th – 27th December 2015, Saturday – Sunday) The drive from Poe was pretty uneventful. Straightforward drive. We did however stopped at the New Zealand Military Cemetery near Bourail. We were back at the YHA just around noon. Got the car cleaned and ready to be returned. Great rental company called…

Travellogue- New Caledonia

Day 10, 11 & 12 – (23 – 25 Dec 2015, Wednesday – Friday) Relais de Poingam was really nice that we stayed here for 3 nights. Most day are spent lazing around and swimming.It was real good. The holiday that I’ve been imagining in my head for the last couple of months. It was…

Travellogue – New Caledonia

Day 09 (22 Dec 2015, Tuesday) First rainy day! Well, it’s raining now in Koumac. Not heavy but the heaviest we have had experienced so far. We are off to do our grocery shopping for the few days we will be in Poingam. Last stop for refuel and grocery restock. We were told that Poingam…

Travellogue – New Caledonia

Day 07-08 (20th, Sunday & 21st, Monday Dec 2015) Everything are closed on Sunday here.ย  So, we always need to plan ahead in terms of meals. No big deal. It’s not something that should put you off. l basically spent the night before and the day reading ‘Rebecca’. Love the book. A great read indeed….

Travellogue – New Caledonia

Day 06 – [ 19 Dec 2015, Saturday] Left Poe Beach today,wished that we could have stayed longer. But we wanted to carry on to the West coast. We make a stop at Bourail Museum. It’s a nice museum.Small but enough information about the history of Bourail and its convicts history. At Bourail, we bought…

Travellogue – New Caledonia

Day 05 – [18 Dec 2015 -Friday ] Poe Beach was really nice that we decided to stay another night. But the weather hasn’t been in our favour today. Kind of gloomy and really windy.But really warm.Despite the wind, we still went into the sea for a dip. We also visited the Pierced Rock &…

Travellogue – New Caledonia

Day 04 – 17 Dec 2015, Thursday I woke up real early. At about 6.30am, determine to leave St. Gabriel.I have seen enough of the South and wanting to head to the North. The drive this time was a bit more interesting. Heaps of red earth mountain. It’s quite anย unique view.I was determined not to…

Travellogue – New Caledonia

Day 03 – (16 Dec 2015 , Wednesday) Finally, we got our rental car. Not a very big car but sufficient for our travel. It’s a Renault-Clio. Silver in colour, manual, 4 doors and a big trunk. Reasonably new car too. We rented the car for CFP $4 12 00 (16 Dec-26 Dec). The cheapest…

Travellogue – New Caledonia

Day 2 – (15 Dec 2015 – Tuesday) We started early today. We arranged for a rental car for the period of 16 Dec-26 Dec. Woke up around 8.30am, had breakfast at the youth hostel and went to the Latin Quarter. I was a bit disappointed with the place. I guess I expected more. Anyhow,…

Travellogue – New Caledonia

Day 01 (14 Dec 2015 – Monday) We arrived around 2pm at the youth Hostel. Got our key and went to our room on the top level. Room D6. Basic room, clean with a fantastic view from its verandah.Can’t complain. We were real hungry at this point. So was trying to find something to eat….

Where I have stayed: Backpackers International, Rarotonga – Cook Islands

[My Old Post from Blogger.com] Backpackers International Kavera Road [Stayed from 23rd Nov to 02 Dec 2010] Lovely place. It’s a family run backpacker. Simple, clean and the hosts (Bill, Anna & Tisa) are just fantastic. Nothing fancy, so if you are expecting something extravagant, this is not the place to go. Huge, well- equipped…