Vanuatu - A Timeless Archipelago

Active volcanoes - Spectacular underwater world - Ancient cultures - Friendly people.
The Poita Family  My host family during my stay at the Volcano Island Paradise. December 9, 2014. Mount Yasur  Mount Yasur erupting - Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Mount Yasur  The ever erupting Mount Yasur - Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Volcano Island Paradise  Comfortable accommodation during my stay at the Volcano Island Paradise - Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014.
Tanna Island  Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Tanna Island  A group of locals posing with the Mt Yasur smoking at the backdrop - Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Air Vanuatu  I was the single only one passenger onboard this Air Vanuatu flight. A privilege to sit next to the pilot flying from Tanna Island back to Efate Island. - Vanuatu - December 12, 2014. Tanna Island  Roads are cut from the dense jungle only by using manpower. You need to see this to believe. Sometimes the roads are cut up to 3 meters deep from the jungle foliage and soil. Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 12, 2014.
Mt Yasur  Ash plains around Mt Yasur. The roads are basically all topped by ash from the volcano. Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 12, 2014. Tanna Island  Getting transported is and adventure in itself. The 4x4 trips are a lot of fun - Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 11, 2014. Tanna Island  Another example from a man-made road cut from the dense jungle - Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 11, 2014. Tanna Island  Kids joking with this white intruder - Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014.
Volcano Island Paradise  Breakfast with a view. The volcano at the backdrop. Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Volcano Island Paradise  My accommodation for the next couple of days. Absolutely gorgeous setting. So peacefull. Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Volcano Island Paradise  Foreground the bungalow where I have spent the nights during my wonderful stay at the Volcano Island Paradise - Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Efate  Made of for the festivities - Efate - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014.
Air Vanuatu  Air Vanuatu brought me safe from Tanna Island to Efate - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Port Vila  Approaching Port Vila onboard Air Vanuatu - Efate - Vanuatu - December 12, 2014. Efate  The main island of Vanuatu - Efate - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Port Vila  The Mele Cascades are a major tourist attraction nearby Vanuatu's capital Port Vila - Efate - Vanuatu - December 13, 2014.
Port Vila  The Iririki Island Resort is an island haven just 5 minutes from Port Vila by ferry - Efate - Vanuatu - December 13, 2014. Efate  Snorkeling the clear waters of Efate at Banana Bay - Vanuatu - December 13, 2014. Efate  Marine life at Banana Bay - Efate - Vanuatu - December 13, 2014. Erakor Island  On the island of Erakor, the seastars are just about everywhere in any colour. Erakor Island - Vanuatu - December 13, 2014.
Ash Plains  Selfie at the Mount Yasur Ash plains, a moon-lndscape - Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Port Resolution  Cooling off with the local kids at Port Resolution - Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Port Resolution  Having fun with the kids at Port Resolution - Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Port Resolution  Vanuatu - A timeless archipelago independent since 1980 - Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014.
Port Resolution  I just love this selfie - Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Port Resolution  No tourists around - just me and the local kids from the village. Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Port REsolution  Having fun beneath the surface. Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Port Resolution  The Islands of Melanesia have always been migration points from Asia to the Pacific. Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014.
Port Resolution  A delicious lunch is served near the beach of Port Resolution.  Different kind of Taro potatoes, rice, stuffed omelette, tomatoes and onion, fresh mango. Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 11, 2014. Mt Yasur  During my visit, the immer active Mount Yasur volcano was erupting at level 1. This means I could get really close to the crater. Lever 2 does not allow people get up to the rim. Level 3 does the island shaking that much so all the coconuts are fallen from trees. Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 11, 2014. Mt Yasur  The continously active volcano is a very spectacular sight not to be missed if you ever are in the region. Go when the sun goes down and stay untill its nighttime. The natural fireworks phenomena will be in your memory forever. Its an unforgetable spectacle. I returned the following night as its such a magical moment. Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 11, 2014. Volcano Island Paradise  In front of my cozy little bungalow. Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014.
Ash plains  Teh ash plains of the volcano. Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014. Tanna Island  During the day, I just explored the environment near my bungalow. Came across this lovely girl taking a bath in the river. Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 11, 2014. Tanna Island  Women wear skirts made of leaves, woven mats or burao bark. These are the basic items of clothing, then depending on the ceremony, the people may also wear masks, head-dresses and ornaments - Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 11, 2014. Mt Yasur  Natural display of fireworks at night - Tanna Island - Vanuatu - December 10, 2014.