🥥️ Tapping the coconut

Last weekend our gardener asked for some green coconuts to take home for his pikininis (children) to drink. I held the ladder for him since the ground was uneven, and I expected him to do the same as I have done in the past – select a few likely-looking...

🗼️Trouble in Paris

A young man wearing a turban touched down at the Paris Airport on Saturday night of the weekend before last. Shortly after, on his way into the city on the airport-city train, he was mugged by two thugs and had his bags stolen… Including his money and his...

🌴️ Why I like living in Vanuatu #2

Continuing our series, today you get #3 and #4 of the reasons I like living in Vanuatu. RECAP: #1 was the people, #2 was the freedom… #3 is the whole “South seas tropical island” thing. Vanuatu has some spectacular scenery. Most of it is...

🌊️ About that tsunami…

Yes, the Tongan volcanic eruption, although a long way from Vanuatu, had an effect. The tsunami alert went out, and places on the edges of the Pacific Ocean like Japan and California and South America had some problems when it finally reached them. So what...