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... but it was quite away away so to kill some time, our guide Tom told us stories as we went.
He told us about cannibalism on the island.
Incredibly, the last person eaten on Vanuatu was in ....1968 - and some reports say as late as 1987! Not all that long ago.
He reassured us and said they don't do that now and explained why people were eaten.
He said if you were not a good villager and caused problems for everyone else in the village, the ...
... and then a movie won't play properly (stutter, loses audio sync, stops). I don't mind for the kid's movies but I don't want to watch like that.
I went to five computer stores and none of them had the adapter I needed. Most didn't even recognise the mini display port. Knowing that I couldn't get one here, the feeling of loss was so great I had to buy one on eBay. It should be waiting for me like a cute puppy when we get back.
I was talking to the owner of one shop for a ...
... 6,000 people and has rights to the land that the cascades stand on. We learnt today that there is still a chief structure in the village and the proceeds from tourists go directly to all villages. It was a fascinating insight in the way that this place still has some traditions that remain strong. Anyway more on the waterfalls later in this blog.
Again we were up at a good hour and went across to the main part of the resort to grab ...
... suitable, but Al will wear jeans and a checked shirt. Tonight's show is a Hypnotist and we plan to all sit well at the back of the theatre because Al reckons he'd be a candidate. Apparently those in the audience can go under as well as those selected to go on stage. We have just returned from the Show which was b grade. I felt those chosen were pretending to be hypnotised, we left early and went to dinner. The others were not quite so cynical as me. PS ...
... and appear from nowhere if you dare to pause at their stall. We met a lizard and took photos then the guy said that will be 500 vatu for the photo! We think we got ripped off by the bus home too, but that is the way of it here. So many people trying to make a living out of the tourists. We got back and went for a walk round the golf course with Cam, Hazel and Lucy. It started to rain but Hazel didn't ...