- Visiting a vanilla plantation and bringing back some vanilla to make vanilla coffee.
- Snorkeling in the north of the island on Christmas day. We snorkeled for well over an hour in deliciously warm water, surrounded by the greatest variety of tropical fish that we have seen in New Caledonia (we've snorkeled on the mainland, at the Ile des Pins and in Maré).
- Chatting with the very friendly locals (some of whom invited us to their big Christmas festivities).
- Picnicking on the beautiful white, sandy beaches and the turquoise sea.
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".