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Christmas in the French tropics

As an expat in the French tropical territory of New Caledonia, it’s clear that the Christmas ‘silly season’ of December here is quite different to my home country.

Escapades |

French music in the tropics

‘La Fête de la Musique de la Province Nord’ music festival brought an exciting night of drumming, reggae, and funk in the French territory of New Caledonia.

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Cyclone season in a tropical French territory

Trolleys were laden with bottles of water, canned food, candles and curiously, toilet paper. I took the two last bottles of water, found batteries and some of the last boxes of candles. I silently vowed to be more proactive for the next cyclone warning.