This blog on New Caledonia is for those of you who ever wondered what life on a tiny island in the South Pacific might be like. Tired of bracing winter winds, the stress of an inner city or simply dreaming of a life change? This is a blog about what happens when, in the words of Yogi Berra, "you come to a fork in the road, [and] take it".

05 July 2006

Spot the Tourist!

My mom visited all the way from Florida some weeks ago and a wonderful time was had by all. We made another visit to Phare Amédée, visited the Parc Forestier and enjoyed a guided visit of the Centre Tjibaou. Pablo joined us on all these outings (as captured above) at the ripe old age of 6-8 weeks old. Born here, I guess he doesn't really count as a tourist, but we do stand out in New Caledonia. Maybe it is our pale skin, our reddish hair, our metropolitan clothes. Maybe it is the money we bring to the island, our English-speaking ways, our love of this place. But no matter, we love it here, minorities or no.

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