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Les Petits Grumeaux : between Polynesia and New Caledonia, a stopover in Tonga

Published on 01 october 2014 at 0h00

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"We're off. We left Tonga, heading for New Caledonia. We had had a fantastic time in the Vava'u islands, spending most of our time underwater, admiring the area's aquatic riches. The particularity of that zone is that the islands are full of grottos, faults and underwater caves. I even had the wonderful experience of stroking my first leopard shark in the wild (they're very cute) We explored the surrounding islands for the next three days.
Another curious local feature is that everywhere you go you see pigs. Small, big, pink, black etc. They roam freely all over the islands. Each inhabitant has at least two or three pigs pottering around outside ...

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