In Vanuatu, 100 different languages are spoken in a population of 150,000.And Magic is still highly practised even today.
On the opposite side of Efate to Port Vila near the old World War II airstip there are some locals that run a little 'war museum' and offer boat rides out to the crashed planes out in the shallows. We were able snorkel around the wreck and had a plate of tropical fruits and game of soccer with the kids waiting for us when we got back. All for about A$4 per person , definitely the highlight of my trip.
Ok off the beaten path, what I would recomend is too hire a car and go explore the island at your own lesuire, there are place's around the Island that you must see and spend some time doing. There are a few accommodation places scattered around the island so its worth taking more then one day to do the trip.
Look at the Presidential Palace in Port-Vila
I don't know if they changed it....but when I showed up in 1994 that was a 'half-destroyed' green and white building, quite ugly. It made me feel like if the site has been bombed during a war.
Good luck getting to this pristine black-sand beach on the island of Ambae. I bearly made it there alive, but it was worth the risk.
Here we are at Mystery Island again. It really is an off the beaten track distination. Uninhabited and very picturesque. Charming, quiet and the perfect place to really ' get away from it all! '
We went on a "round the island tour" where were taken up a river on an outrigger canoe and were greeted by these "warriors".
Gotto see how the locals live...these people see white people once a year or less often...and back in 1985 they still ATE PEOPLE!!!
They were very friendly...but I didn't trust their sharpened teeth!
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