Noumea is an interesting little place, very pretty in the touristy areas, where they keep the slums hidden.  We took the Tchou Tchou Train around the island on a short discovery tour.  We learnt some interesting facts from our guide, such as: in Noumea you start school at age 3; and attend from 7:30am until […]



Nadi was so much prettier than I had expected, considering our previous ports so far.  We anchored off Port Denarau, and took a bus to Nadi. We took part in a coconut demonstration, where we saw a coconut being husked, the milk extracted from the flesh, and a basket made from the leaves.  We also […]



Suva was so much worse than anything I have ever seen. If I had known how horrific it was, I would never have stepped off the ship! It is an overcrowded, grubby place, full of slums and disadvantages.Not a place we will be in a hurry to return to.