One of the favourite pass-times of the locals is petanque, a sport that arises from the days of French colonial rule (Vanuatu was once co-governed by the French and English.) The large petanque piste behind the markets on the waterfront will often have a collection of men picking up teams and playing (for goodness knows what!!!)
Vanuatu- Surprise Package February 21st 2009 Sorta, kinda didn't really know what to expect when I first went to Vanuatu as the online information isn't terribly extensive, (http://www.vanuatutourism.com/vanuatu/cms/index.html) so while I had made some plans as to things I wanted to do, there was still the very real sense of "I wonder..." as we descended into Bauerfield International. The surrounding countryside was rough grazing land covere ... read more
Oceania » Vanuatu » Efate » Port Vila The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands until independence in 1980.... ... read more
Just an ordinary Kiwi who enjoys visiting places and experiencing people who live there. Resident of Greymouth in New Zealand (Middle Earth, Godzone, Heaven On Earth, etc.), father of 3 grown up children and grandfather of 2- both wonderful wee men.
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