The Quick Guide to
"Vanuatu - A Canadian's Perspective"
- Home Page
An introduction to the Vanuatu my family experienced, as opposed to the fantasy islands hyped by the media and travel industry.
- The Many Vanuatus
A comparison of the many different Vanuatu realities. Which one is the "Pacific Paradise"?
- Will Television Really Spoil the South Pacific?
A look at Vanuatu's relationship with modern media and international aid donors.
- Bislama, Vanuatu's National Language
A quick introduction to the pidgin English that was developed to allow ni-Vanuatu from different villages to communicate with each other when working for Europeans.
- "The Holidays" - South Pacific Style
Ni-Vanuatu have enthusiastically adopted Christmas and New Year's, but with a twist.
- Detailed Information About Malekula Island
The distillation of two years' background knowledge, provided for my successor as Malekula Island's Regional Development Planner. Perhaps a bit dry, but everything you ever wanted to know about a remote Melanesian island.
- Kastom Vanuatu
Bits and Pieces about ni-Vanuatu customs and traditions, including links to web sites on the subjects.
- Defending Vanuatu In World War Two
Three ni-Vanuatu men talk about working with the American Forces in these rare interviews.
- Travel In Rural Vanuatu
A comprehensive illustrated guide to traveling through Deepest Darkest Vanuatu.
- Kava In Vanuatu
A photo essay about Vanuatu's favourite recreational drug.
- James Michener's Vanuatu
A short tribute to the author of the best-known book about Vanuatu, even if few readers realize just where it was set.
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©Stan Combs, 1997