We were driving the east coast of New Caledonia between Poindimié and Penéirhouen when the night came.
Our initial plan was to put the tent anywhere; But it was not really a good idea. New Caledonia is full of Tribes and you are not allowed to enter certain areas without their permission.
It´s because of that we thought we could ask in one of the houses that we found on the road if we could put our tent on their land.
We found a family of 9 children in which they made us feel one more.
We stayed in a house that is typical in the kanak culture. They are made rounded because of the cyclones and with straw roofs to maintain the temperature. Inside the house there is a metal sheet on the floor in which a fire is lit to warm it up.
They tried to make us feel at home making sure we were not missing anything.
They prepared the dinner with ñame, a tubercle typical of this area. They heated the water in a large pot on the fire so we could have a shower, and we talked (as we could) about the kanak culture.
In the morning we were invited to watch the sunrise at the back of the house, which overlooked the beach, while they were preparing breakfast. Coffee and avocados from their own crop.
It was an incredible experience that we will never forget.
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