Vanuatu is a very interesting place so I'm going to give you a bunch of random facts about it:
We've gone to a lot of villages and have been given fish, paw-paw (papaya), pumpkin, bananas, and coconut by the locals in exchange for T-shirts, canned goods, and fish hooks.
Instead of the whole country speaking 1or 2 languages, there are over 100 languages spoken in Vanuatu! Each village speaks its own language.
The Vanuatu people used to name the months after different types of yam.
Every year at the yam festival, men jump off a 15-story tower with vines tied to their ankles to ensure the growth of their yams.
When we were anchored off a island for the night we saw flocks of Dugongs, They look a lot like manatees. ( I fail to see how old time sailors could have ever believed these blubbery creatures to be mermaids, what happened to the long flowing hair, the sleek,shiny tail?)
Another time on a island called Epi we saw so many sea turtles that I started ignoring them.
I wondered what Vanuatu was like and I found out that it is a unique place all of it's own.
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