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Vanuatu (ex New Hebridas) it's an archipelago, north-east-east of New Caledonia (one hour flight), north-north-east of Australia (three hours flight from Brisbane). It counts approximatively 120 islands, majors are Efate (where stands the capital city, Port Vila), Malekula, Tanna, Ambryn, Espiritu Santo and Pentecost. The archipelago is known for: 1. The active volcanos, principally in Ambryn, Tanna, Lopevi, Aoba, Gaua, and Epi where is a submarine one. In Malekula, there is an amazing walk (two days go and two days back), to go on top of an ancient volcano where live the Little Number tribe. If you go there, you will have to ask authorities first, because this tribe is living on the custom way, like centuries ago, and see rarely white people... We have approximately 10'000 earthquakes a year, but we feel only ten-fifteen of them. 2. The "kava", which is a root, used here in custom way, in "nakamal", a man place where the men are going generally at twilight for consuming the kava root chopped, dryed, and mixed with water (long time ago, young virgins of the tribes were chewing it, mixing with saliva... but now consumption is too huge to follow this way!!!) and drink the liquid in half coconut shells named "sel". 3. The Pentecost jump. In april, young men of tribes have to pass the adult age entrance custom. It consists in a jump of fifteen-twenty meters from a bamboo tower they build themselves after a retreat in the jungle. They attach their feet with two vines and jump. It's really dangerous, 'cause if the tower moves (which happen sometimes) or if they don't calculate vine lenght correctly, the skull is knocking the ground badly. 4. Diving. Here, we have amazing diving spots, because we are untouched by tourism and middle of nowhere. In Santo we have the, as known, best diving spot in the world with The President Coolidge wreck, and One million Dollar point. / The languages are, french, english and bislama. This last one is a language established end of last century by foreign traders and farmers for communicate with locals. It's a mixture of english, french, dutch and some portuguese words. Seasons are: the cold season (approximately from March to September; temperature: 25-30Â°; raining a lot), the hot season (approximately from October to February; temperature: 30-35Â°; really dry). We have cyclones regularly around January and February. / Health: here we have a lot of malaria in several places. Foreigners have to prevent with quinine based medicines and respect according to doctor prescription: yes, I know it is hard to take pills for one month after returning home, but as an example, I got malaria because I stopped after one week... up to you :-). / Now, what about streets and roads? We have one road!!!. The main street in the capital, Port Vila (40'000 people, one main street, two nightclubs), all others are dirt tracks. So, if you want to jog or run here in the islands (do it, the nature is wonderful) take good shoes, not cheap jogging shoes. We have no snakes, so you can run in the jungle or along the beaches or in the bush. Generally tribes are friendly everywhere. You will be often invited to share lunch with them, except in Erakor and Pongo (besides Port Vila, where locals are really aggressive with white people...)."