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    Port-Vila, Vanuatu
    PO Cruises out of Australia offer very cheap last minute deals - sometimes even including free flights to get you to the port from another Aussie city... check 3-6 days before a cruise. I did this for my honeymoon - it was ace. Totally bogan aussie - but an easy easy way to travel around the South Pacific
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    Maat, Vanuatu
    Maat people moved to Efate Island about 50 years ago from South East Ambrym... when a local volcano was in danger of erupting and local gardens were continually covered in volcanic ash. Maat people now live on Mele land; hence, they refer to their village as Mele-Maat. When entering the villages if you show respect and wear island dress then you will be very warmly received. The people are very friendly but watch out for the local dogs (they will surround you and try to attack because they are not treated like pets) and if you carry a stick to defend yourself then you should be fine... all the kids will come running to chase the dogs away if you get into real trouble. There is Solomon's grave at the front of the Presbyterian church... he was a man who helped bring Christianity into his community and is highly respected for that. There is cheap backpacker accommodation available in the village... see Pastor Fred Weiran at the Presbyterian Church for information... get a bus from Vila to Mele-Maat from outside one of the Chinese stores (just ask a local exactly where to wait and they will help flag down a Mele bus if you ask) then just ask one of the local kids for directions to see Pastor Fred or Rossmi Lik to arrange accommodation. Mele-Maat village is located directly opposite the Cascades waterfalls... one of Efate's major natural attractions... a very beautiful part of the world. Take your insect repellant or (preferrably) Avon's skin-so-soft oil which will stop all insects coming near. Nightlife is mostly in Vila but you might get invited to a local party. Most village activities stop for weddings and funerals. Such an interesting place if you are interested in cultures.
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    Port-Vila, Vanuatu
    The US dollar goes a long way here. There are some reasonable hotel accomodations here, but there also is a surprising number of furnish houses for rent on or near the many postcard quality beaches. The best way for them is to plan ahead. Do NOT go here if you think you'd like bright lights and big cities. DO go here if what you seek is poor cell phone reception, plenty of time to catch up on reading, and some very impressive dive locations.
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