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Mele Cascades

We couldn’t leave Mele village without a visit to beautiful Mele Cascades! Time to go splashing in one of Efate’s main natural attraction …

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Efate island tour

To get a glimpse of the rest of the island we found a driver, Ruben, who would take us around Efate with his mini bus for a full day. . . . First stop was turtle bay sanctuary, which was kind … Continue reading

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Mele Beach – Yu save toktok bislama?

The return flight from Santo to Efate with Air Vanuatu went almost smoothly … this time they suddenly remembered that the domestic baggage allowance is only 10kg and wanted to charge us overweight. After some very clear words about what we thought … Continue reading

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Espiritu Santo

Espiritu Santo got it’s name from the Portuguese explorer Pedro Fernandes de Queirós, who was working for Spain and believed he had arrived in the Great Southern Continent, Terra Australis in 1604. Almost mate, almost! Santo has a very lively … Continue reading

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Trouble in paradise

Before we started to plan our travel we hadn’t even heard of the Republic of Vanuatu, let alone it’s 82 islands. But studying Google Maps during our travel preparations we noticed this small little island country west of Fiji and … Continue reading

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Fiji underwater

What would a trip to Fiji be without plenty of snorkelling? The underwater landscape was astonishing and Merritt, Steve and us took the kayaks out to the nearest reef several times:

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Blue Lagoon – Fiji

Wow, Fiji was a difficult destination for booking … over 300 islands to chose from and one more beautiful than the other. If only we had a couple of years time and our own yacht to explore this tropical island … Continue reading

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Coconuts for breakfast, lunch and dinner

You could argue that being a vegetable for four days on a remote island like Vava’u is enough island time for one holiday. Well we thought otherwise and stayed a couple more days at the Blue Banana Beach House at … Continue reading

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Vava’u

The rain was pouring when we drove back to Fua’Amotu airport for our flight to Vava’u island in the northern Vava’u Group (this group was lucky when cyclone Ian devastated large parts of Tonga’s Ha’api group in January). When we walked … Continue reading

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No audience with the King of Tonga

New Zealand, like most other countries these days, requires for tourists to already have an outbound ticket at the time of arrival. That kind of messed up our original plan to travel through New Zealand at our own leisure and then just … Continue reading

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