I am crestfallen…

My trip to the volcano got canceled. I guess the roads on Tanna are flooded. What also sucks is my ticket to the Solomons on Tuesday is for standby, so there is a chance I could be stuck here another week. If that turns out to be the case, I will certainly make the most …

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Port Vila Quickie

I’m alive in Vanuatu. I’m working on my arrangements for this weekend. I’m hoping to spend two days on the island of Tanna. Initial impressions: Obviously much poorer than New Caledonia – around Tonga/Samoa levels of income it seems. They have put much more effort into tourism than other countries I’ve seen in the Pacific. …

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High Dynamic Range

Over the course of my trip I’ve been playing around with a photographic technique called High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. Basically, it involves merging different images of scenes that have very dark and very bright elements into one photos. Today I went into Noumea to play around with it and see if I could take …

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A Tale of Two Kingdoms

Almost every night I get to tell the same story: the story of my trip. Most people I meet on my travels are just visiting somewhere for a weekend. Sometimes I’ll pull out my laptop and show them the Google Earth map and walk them through the places I’ve been and the places I’m going. …

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McFiji

I finally got the chance to visit a McDonald’s in Fiji. I had to look closely, but what I noticed was definitely a reflection of what makes up modern Fiji. The first thing to notice was that there were six different value meals available. Big Mac, double cheeseburger, chicken sandwich, fish sandwich, chicken nuggets, and …

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