Podcast #005: Vanuatu

Welcome to Episode 5 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. As mentioned last time, I recently went backpacking for 11 weeks. For almost a month of this, I explored several of the islands that make up the South Pacific country of Vanuatu. While I was there, it …

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Nambas & Cannibals: Culture & History of Malekula

Malekula, the second largest island in Vanuatu, is noted in culture for two things, and they’re kind of related, though not in a way you might find on Fetlife or RedTube. When I say penis sheaths and eating people, I’m meaning things literally, not figuratively. There are 30 languages spoken …

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The Valleys

“The miner in the Rhondda, the coolie in Pekin / Men across the world who reap and plough and spin” So went the lyrics of a song we used to sing at Primary School, called “The Family of Man”. In those days, living as I did in North-West England, the …

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