I'm sorry these didn't get posted and written about sooner. Our time in Vanuatu was too short so I spent most of it out seeing as much as I could before we had to leave. We had a great time celebrating our 6th anniversary, eating out, visiting the markets and getting away from town to see Mele Cascades waterfalls. Here are the highlights...
The waterfalls are a short cab ride out of Vila. There was an entrance fee to the park, but worth it. The grounds are well cared for, with paths and hand ropes to guide you to the top pool of the falls. The also had a snack bar, showers, restrooms, tables and patio that made it a pleasant place to spend the day.
|Impressive bamboo stand|
|Mele Cascades; waterfall near Port Vila|
|Very easy hike to the top, including handrails for walking over slippery rocks|
|Lots of pools and rocks to hang out in and on|
There are a few great grocery stores in Vila; we found special treats we hadn't seen in a while. But the markets were definitely more colorful and interesting.
|Ruby with a drinking coconut at the Port Vila produce market|
|Getting provisioned for our passage to Australia|
Here's a couple things you may not have tried at home...
|Choco; looks kind of like an avocado, and honeydew melon on the inside; but you pit, peel and cook it.|
Has a tangy taste, great in korma, curries, soups, or where ever you need more vegetables.
|A sprouted coconut; it's the texture of foam but taste like a sweet coconut treat|
|These ladies could sew anything you ask for on their antique machines|
We really had a wonderful time in Vanuatu; wish we could've sailed further north, and stayed longer. But life is full of choices, and you can't do and see everything.