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Avid traveller, & advocate of real travel experiences at www.vanuatutraveller.com and www.traveller-info.com
Avid traveller, & advocate of real travel experiences at www.vanuatutraveller.com and www.traveller-info.com

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[su_spacer] For anyone that is involved within developing communities, especially those that are on the ‘road less travelled’, it is difficult not to see and appreciate the hardship that exists. Mostly, such communities are found today because in the past…

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So how to you organize construction, when basic resources are not available, skilled labour extremely limited, materials may or may not be obtainable, and in any case transport to remote sites impossible. Struggling to move ahead under such conditions is fraught with delays, shortages and often concessions are made out of necessity, which ultimately compromise the integrity of the end result. Pacific islands are extremely limited in supplies and often, only goods that have a quick turn around are shipped in by ferries. This often limits hardware goods to cement, a cheap grade of plywood that delaminates when exposed to moisture, and a few nails.

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Food Culture in Vanautu | A Truly Authentic Experience. [su_spacer size=”20″] [su_note note_color=”#C7C7C7″ text_color=”#000000″]Food provides the best experiences for travellers to comprehend the “otherness” of another culture, and quickly illustrates…

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WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE IN VANUATU ?
This is an updated post, that is relevant to all travellers contemplating travel to Vanuatu, or Melanesia. There is an image perpetuated by the travel industry, that the South Pacific continually has calm blue skies, and hot balmy days. For travellers to make the most of their time in Melanesia, they need to research and be informed about the many facets of the destination they are going to : Weather being a critical Aspect.

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. [su_quote]Happiness is within reach of everyone. What do we do to get there ?[/su_quote] ‘Extraordinary People’ has been a project involving five…

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SHOPPING ON REMOTE PACIFIC ISLANDS.
When we visit remote places, there is still an expectation of being able to buy commonplace things, with little appreciation of what it takes to get them there. Mostly, goods get distributed to outer islands by local ferry, in an archaic cycle carried out by old ferries and barges that seem more at home in the times prior to the World Wars. However taking the time to watch how the goods actually get to where they are supposed to be, leads to a new respect of how the islands make the best of, and adapt to the resources available to them. The casual observer is left pondering how those receiving goods, invariably receive every little item that they have had shipped.

http://www.vanuatutraveller.com/remote-island-shopping/

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Do something different | Go on a Trek in Nepal !

  Stand on Top of the World | At any Age ! If you are thinking that you would like a new challenge in your travels, here is a suggestion. Perhaps not something that you would normally think about, but seriously consider going trekking in Nepal. You will…

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  What is a “Kastom” Trail ? Few travellers get to know about “Kastom” Trails let alone get to walk them. They constitute safe ground, where any person may walk on land that is not a part of their custom ownership, and be welcomed by the tribes and…

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Lap-Lap is the Traditional Cuisine for Ni-Vanuatuans. Lap-Lap is the mainstay of Tannese afternoon meals and can take many forms, most widely known as the taro cake like bake that is surrounded by bush greens. It has however, more to do with the method of…

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Sometimes good things can happen come out of disasters, and often a shock to the very core of communities are required before they are prepared to look at, try and ultimately accept elements of change. Approximately 80%  Ni-Vanuatuans of working age, are…
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