It's no secret that my fragile little mind was blown away by Vanuatu. here's a few reasons why.
1. Volcanoes. Whether its the splendour of mount Yusar (above), a lava pit on Ambrym or the extinct volcanoe of Ureparpara, I have never experienced such a show of mother natures As the ground shook with every explosion, all I could think was how fragile our existence is.Geology certainly does 'rock.'
2. Creatures of the sea. Turtles, whales, dolphins and dugongs all inhabit this part of the world. Excluding the dugong, I was fortunate to see the others in abundance.
3. Beautiful people. There may have been exceptions, but on the whole, Vanuatans were warm and friendly to us travellers.
4. Mystical Jungle.
5. Outriggers. Best form of transport. Ever. Instead of riding their bikes around the estate, kids will cruise the waters on these bad boys.
So if you're planning on a trip to the South Pacific, be very careful. Falling in love with Vanuatu is very easy, you may never want to leave.