A Fond Farewell In Vanuatu

30 October, 2017


Our final day of the expedition was one of the most spectacular. Arriving ashore early, we made our way into the highlands of the island of Ambryn, renowned as the island of magic and volcanoes, for one of the most authentic and rare cultural experiences in Vanuatu.

The energetic Rom dance features dancers wearing body length masks made of banana leaves. The remaining dancers (all men) are almost naked, wearing sheaths and feather head adornments. After the dance there were some amazing hand carved souvenirs to buy – authentic one-of-a-kind pieces not found anywhere else in the world.

A final snorkel in the waters of Vanuatu was rewarded with a mother dugong and calf, appearing as if to wish us a fond farewell.At the end of the day Nathan did a recap of our entire journey, and it’s hard to believe we packed so much into just 10 days.

He reminded us that when we are back home with all our mod cons, computers and digital toys, to cast our minds back to these islands and how simple life can be. We leave with so many memories, good times, and new friends, and have experienced a part of the world rarely seen by others, and that we will remember for the rest of our lives.

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