The walk up to the Mele Cascades is through a verdant jungle with a wide range of fruit trees in evidence that gives an idea of of how subsistence living is possible in the villages. Viewed through the trees are some wonderful pools and falls, and glimpses across the valley to native gardens where produce for the Open Market in town is grown. The Cascades themselves are dependent upon rainfall (obviously) and can be most impressive with recent rainfall swelling the upper catchment. Take care on the way over rapids as there can be some slippery patches- not too dangerous, though. Well worth the walk.
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
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