Sunday, October 6, 2013


Last week (Saturday to Saturday), my friends and I hopped on a plane and escaped the chilly spring weather here in Auckland. We went to Nouméa, New Caledonia, to relax on the beach and forget about upcoming exams.

Beautiful, isn't it?
The view from the hotel.
This is the national bird of New Caledonia, the cagou. It's a flightless bird and sadly, endangered. However, these two are safe in a wildlife reserve. The one with the outstretched wings is the mama, and the other one is her baby.

Albino peacocks. Not shy at all, this one walked right up to me.

A potato and bacon galette. Not mine. But tasty.

My ham, tomato, mozzarella and goat's cheese galette - delicious, but too big, I ended up leaving half of it untouched.

Some people were smart enough to order crêpes - they were light and not too filling.
On the walk to the taxi boat that took us to a teensy little island where we went snorkeling.
After our first night in the hotel, we left to live with home-stay families for about six nights. This is the view from their house. Cool, right?

More pictures to come soon!

xxx Tina

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