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".

10 June 2008

Sojourn in the South Pacific Blog: How to Find What You are Looking For

This blog is about life in New Caledonia. I lived there from 2005 to 2007 and wrote about the experience whenever I could. Here you will find information about daily life in Nouméa; visits to Lifou, Maré, Ouvéa and Ile des Pins; and tales of the early childhood of our son, Pablo and the teenage years of his sister, Sophie.

If you are looking for something in particular about New Caledonia here, you can:
  • Type keywords into the search box at the top left of your screen; the search will return anything I've written about your topic.
  • Browse the categories under "Labels" on the left-hand side of your screen.

  • Send me an e-mail at

I am a writer/editor/webber who now lives in Paris, but who would most likely jump at the drop of a hat at the chance to return to Nouméa. We spent two magical years there and would recommend a visit or a move to anyone who has the vaguest interest in trying life on a tiny South Pacific island.

Hoping you enjoy your visit, be it virtual or real. Drop me a line and tell me how it went!


Tor Hershman said...

This is a most interesting blog.

Julie said...

Thanks, Tor. Yours, too!


Raúl y Pablo said...

me gusta mucho tu blog lo visito todos los dias visita tu el mio y si t gusta deja un comentario y nos linkeamos los blogs

Julie said...

Muchas gracias, Raul y Pablo!

Julie said...
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Cheap South Pacific Tickets said...

This is interesting blog

Julie said...

Many thanks, Cheap South Pacific Tickets - though it is very different from your site, we do have a link in common: "South Pacific" - a film I thought I had stepped out of when I landed on the island in 2005.

All the best - Julie

Bradpetehoops said...

Like a Philippines!

Bradpetehoops said...

Awesome place!

Bradpetehoops said...

A piece of Paradise.

Pablo (yo) said...

Great blog!!!
If you like, come back and visit mine:

Pablo from Argentina

Alyssa Ast said...

There are so many beautiful places to visit in the South Pacific. It can be difficult to choose which location to head to first. Thank you for an insiders perspective to the area. I'm hoping to be able to book a vacation to the South Pacific soon with