Welcome to the account of award winning* writer Barry Maydom's teaching and travelling in the South Pacific island
nation of Vanuatu. Hope you like it.
*Swalecliffe Primary School's 'Most Improved Swimmer,' 1996
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Almost there! I hope to finish my journal in the next few weeks. OK, I've promised that before, but maybe if I say it
enough times it'll come true.
Some news: Vanuatu has been rated the happiest country in the world! Probably all that kava. Click here
for the full story.
Ambae's volcano partially erupted in December 2005. 5000 people were evacuated to the coastal regions; Londua was used
as one of the principal refugee centres. Luckily, no deaths were reported and most people have returned to their
homes now. Fears that it would blow majorly (in which case it would be a similar eruption to Krakatoa - not good) were
never realised, although it is overripe to explode. No GAP volunteers were sent this January because the Foreign Office is
still advising against all travel to the island.
NB:- Aoba is the pre-independence spelling of Ambae