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From the image, it would seem to be bubble algae. According to Wikipedia, Valonia ventricosa, also known as "bubble algae" and "sailors' eyeballs," is a species of algae found in oceans throughout the world in tropical and subtropical regions. It is one of the largest single-cell organisms. Valonia ventricosa typically grow individually, ...


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There's a more in-depth article on Wikipedia — the Languages of New Caledonia. However, the downside for you here is that while English was one of the three main languages until 1853, there was then a concerted effort afterwards to wipe it out. The closest lexically was Bislama, although the words were different, so that might be an 'easier' one to learn ...


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There are some travel pages that give more details. Lonely planet says: The hotel or gîte where you are staying should be able to arrange airport or wharf transfers. Some of them also hire scooters and cars, and can arrange island tours (around 1700 CFP per person). Hôtel Kou-Bugny and Gîte Nataiwatch hire scooters (3200/4700 CFP per half-/full-day). ...


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I found more English in New Caledonia (Noumea, and a nearby island resort) than I did in France. Hotel staff, people selling postcards and cold drinks in the tourist areas, and airport people all had enough English for our transactions. Shuttle and taxi drivers (including boat shuttles), people who carry luggage, and people walking past on the street ...


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From one of the rental companies: The car hire service facility is located just metres away from the main terminal entrance of Noumea la tontouta intairport. With Google Maps, you can see there are only a couple of car park areas at the airport, and both are within 500m of anywhere at the airport. So the answer, I believe, would be "a short walk at ...


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As terrorism is crazy acts by crazy people, some designed and many rather random, you can not predict it. There are parts of the world where it is more likely to run into terorism, but France nor New Caledonia is on the high risk list. People going to a small island in safe Norway got killed by one person who handled in an unpredictable way. That can happen ...


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I found the answer in the in-flight magazine! Aircalin class as long-haul their flights to Japan and Korea. These flights get the full catering service, as well as an enhanced selection of films on the A330. Flights to New Zealand, Australia and the surrounding islands are not classed as long haul. However, they do still have some catering, which is nice! ...


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Usually answers to questions like this are very complicated. In New Caledonia, though, life is blissfully simple! There is exactly one mobile operator in the island, OPT. They're also the only fixed line phone operator, only ISP and only one postal service. OPT has exactly one prepaid plan, Liberté. The SIM costs 6,195 XPF, which includes 3,000 XPF of ...


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There appear to be at least four ways to get from La Tontouta to Noumea: Public shuttles (navette collective), meets all flights, no reservations required but apparently make many stops to let off passengers, pricing from XPF 2500 per head (Allo Transports, Navette les Mouettes) Private shuttles (navettes), around XPF 3000/head, from various operators; the ...


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According to the Qantas website, there is one and you should have access to it - Location: Departure hall Level 2 - (Lift is located between the duty free collect and the bar). Hours: 2 hours before departure Operated By: Aircalin - Salon Hibiscus Lounge* . Lounge Access and Eligibility International Business Next onward ...


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So this, apparently, is the law since 2013 or so in Noumea and nearby: Supermarkets and other general stores must halt liquor sales at 12 noon on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. Selling in the morning is allowed, as is selling all day on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. In addition, liquor may not be sold on the afternoon before a public holiday and ...


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It seems that there is a list although it is quite hard to track down. https://cn.ambafrance.org/Agences-de-voyages-chinoises-agreees-pour-organiser-des It seems to be a list of agencies in China but from your question I suspect that is what you need. It is in French but since you have linked to a French language site I assume that is not a problem for you....


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After about 30 minutes of searching, I've finally tracked it down! Possibly someone in the NC government needs to spend some time on the Webmasters SE site ;-) The official details are available on douane.gouv.nc and are: 2 litres de vins tranquilles ET 1 litre de boisson titrant plus de 22° OU 2 litres de boissons titrant 22° ou moins Which ...


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It looks like there are quite a few places, but most of them only have websites in French. The magic search term is Location de planche à voile. For example, Diabolo Funboard (who did the video I linked to) have a rental location on Anse Vata Beach (la plage de l'Anse Vata). Mdplaisers.com which Mark mentioned are in a similar area, and appear to have some ...


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The New Caledonia Office of Tourism's website has a recommendation for windsurfing: "Aloha" - rates are 3000-5000cfp, and their address is Promenade Roger Laroque - Anse Vata. Maps and contact details on the link as well. Another windsurfing discussion mentioned a site Mdplaisers.com - I've linked to their contact information. From other sites, it ...


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The French Wikipedia page mentions, in the fleet section, that the airline has one A330 for what it calls long-haul flights and one (plus an A320) for medium-haul flights. This information is not sourced and I could not find any information backing this up on Air Calin website. The list of long-haul flights mentioned there is: Nouméa-Japan (Osaka or Tokyo),...


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They might be a kind of cyanobacteria called nostoc that sometime grows in round balls. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.townofchapelhill.org/home/showdocument%3Fid%3D28866&ved=2ahUKEwjZsqq98-_oAhUO2qwKHfl_CHwQFjAAegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw3l9D3Iz3S3r6Ycasco7VSe


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Well, Wikipedia is defining it based purely on time: Short-haul flight: <3 hours Medium-haul flight: 3 to 6 hours Long-haul flight: >6 hours Ultra Long-haul flight: >12 hours However each airline can just make up their own definitions as far as I can tell -- particularly if your flight time is close to one of those windows. It's ...


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