Great Lakes of Fire!

From the Great Lakes to lava lakes, alien landscapes, forgotten gods, and a wild pig…. When you tackle a grueling adventure to witness one of nature’s most spectacular performances, bring a friend!

Eat, Paint, Love… and Diabetes

When I was coming to Vanuatu I expected to arrive in a land that was overflowing with exotic fruits and vegetables, to live with a coconut in my hand and a freshly caught fish on the dinner table (too bad that I’m actually allergic 🐟💀 but whatever, a girl can dream). What I expected was…

Back to the beach!

“I know simply that the sky will last longer than I.” – Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays  My time in Vila is finally drawing to a close and I couldn’t be more excited to be heading back to site. I spent a week more than I would have liked here, but…

The Floor is Lava

Well world, it seems like my blog is finally beginning to earn the name of its URL: the volcanoes Marum and Benbow, residents of my home island of Ambrym, are beginning to show signs of life. And by life, I mean increased volcanic activity. On August 30th, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department raised the…

Beach walking 

Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat? Wouldn’t you say my collection’s complete? Yesterday’s treasures found on the beach near Sinai School, SE Ambrym!  Due to a drought that has hit the island, I’m currently hiding out at another volunteers site until the water situation improves. As bummed as I am about leaving my home…