A Day in Port Vila, Vanuatu
May08

A Day in Port Vila, Vanuatu

A Day About Lap Lap, the Mele Cascades and an Underwater Post Office I woke up to a glorious view over Vila Bay, with blue skies layered with water glistening like scattered diamonds. It was 7 a.m. and already the town of Port Vila was bustling with people, with the Central Market being the center of all activities. There were cafes offering bacon and eggs style breakfasts but the colorful and noisy market was too interesting to miss,...

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Back to Vanuatu’s Roots
Jun24

Back to Vanuatu’s Roots

The Back to My Roots Festival in the Olal village of North Ambrym takes place each year on the 10th, 11th & 12th August 2011. On this occasion, some of the most influential cultural practices and dance, exhibitions of art, and beliefs are presented to the public. The festival lasts 3 days with traditional dances include famous Rom dance, demonstrations of magic and other activities that belong to the people of Ambrym. Current...

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Mount Yasur on Tanna, Vanuatu
Oct22

Mount Yasur on Tanna, Vanuatu

I stand back a little, allowing my heart to slow and my nerves to recover. I have the urge to flee, yet I stay rooted to the spot, mesmerized by the heap of smoke suddenly rising from deep underground. “As you can see, currently the volcano is on a safe category two scale. If it raises another category, they don’t allow tourists up here. I think it was 1997, two tourists…” BOOM! Our village guide’s little monologue was...

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Vanuatu Basics

Airport Tax Departure tax at the International Airport is VUV 2,500 per person over the age of 12 years and VUV 400 for domestic Vanair Service tax. Both these passenger service charges are included in airfares. A separate domestic departure fee has also recently been launched which charges visitors and locals 200vt from any Shefa and Sanma Province domestic airport. This is applied to every leg where a passenger departs from the...

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Vicarious Vanuatu

Several months back, we added loads of new countries to the pages of In The Know Traveler. The good news was that we expanded our coverage of fantastic destinations from around the world that could easily be found through our destinations page. The bad news was that some of the countries were added only because they sounded great to us, not because we had any information about them. Such is the philosophy of a traveler! One such...

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