Somewhere in Tanna

Vanuatu travel stories

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...

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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...

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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...

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Vanuatu Kitesurfing Classic

July 27, 2009 - For the third year in a row, the Vanuatu International Kitesurfing Classic will take place on Efate Island, home island of the capital town Port Vila. The VIKC this year will be held between the 11 - 16th of August, on Efate. In addition to the...

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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...

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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...

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