#fridayfaces - smiles in vanuatu

#fridayfaces – smiles in vanuatu

It seems like the whole island comes to the “airport” each time a plane lands on the outer islands of Vanuatu, for the teenagers it seems like their equivalent of hanging at the mall in my country!  Photos of the faces of people I come across in my travels take me right back to that [...]

Persepolis - the most amazing ruins most people will never see

Persepolis – the most amazing ruins most people will never see

The unique 2500 year old ruin of the capital of the Achaemenid Empire? The site of the 1971 extravagant celebrations of 2500 years of monarchy which provoked a backlash that grew into the  1979 Islamic revolution? Are you with me yet? Possibly not, as the spectacular old Iranian city of Persepolis is not a site [...]

Stranded on Espiritu Santo

Stranded on Espiritu Santo

Fact: one broken down plane can halt the whole Air Vanuatu network. Silver lining: I get to spend a couple of unscheduled days on Santo, courtesy of Air Vanuatu. Other silver lining: the Matevulu Blue Hole, Santo. The Blue Holes of Vanuatu Santo has a number of blue holes, as do other islands in Vanuatu, [...]

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