Merry (belated) Christmas from the Melanesian Statue of Liberty

Posted: December 28, 2008 in Uncategorized

Just got back yesterday from an outstanding week in Vanuatu, and have promptly been laid out with a cold. Luckily the infection in the reef cut on my ankle is healing up, so I get to keep the foot.

All things being equal though, I’d rather have woken up to the sound of the surf and birds than the sound of traffic today.

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  1. aardammit says:

    Are you using a can of OFF! as your torch?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Are you using a can of OFF! as your torch?

  3. tokori says:

    reef cuts are the worst.
    WB. 🙂

    • Reuben says:

      Ya, it didn’t help that I went swimming in a poorly-chlorinated pool a couple days later, which I think caused the real problem.
      Incidentally, I met a girl there who’s something of your doppelganger. Looks a lot like you, does graphic and web design, and does a fair bit of solo traveling. May even come tour around New Zealand in Feb.

      • tokori says:

        wow thats awesome! She wasn’t my cousin was she? Her name is Sophie and is traveling around- looks like me but I think she is a good 5-6 years younger..
        As for the poorly-chlorinated pool- Im right there with you.
        It looks like my funding for NZ fell through- the museum sort of offered to pay for everything but the 2800$ ticket. So Im not coming. . .
        but if you have any interest in a sailing trip in Eqypt and a adventure in Jordan, Im going in March or April for my birthday 🙂

      • Reuben says:

        No, this girl was a native Brisbanite, and about your age.
        Bummer about the NZ funding, but these days, not terribly surprising that funding is being scaled back. I’d love to do an Egypt sailing trip, but between Vanuatu last week, snowboarding Utah and Oregon in two weeks, and NZ in Feb/Mar, I just may be pushing my limit for staying employed. Sounds like a great birthday trip though!

  4. Anonymous says:

    reef cuts are the worst.

    WB. 🙂

    • Anonymous says:

      Ya, it didn’t help that I went swimming in a poorly-chlorinated pool a couple days later, which I think caused the real problem.

      Incidentally, I met a girl there who’s something of your doppelganger. Looks a lot like you, does graphic and web design, and does a fair bit of solo traveling. May even come tour around New Zealand in Feb.

      • Anonymous says:

        wow thats awesome! She wasn’t my cousin was she? Her name is Sophie and is traveling around- looks like me but I think she is a good 5-6 years younger..

        As for the poorly-chlorinated pool- Im right there with you.

        It looks like my funding for NZ fell through- the museum sort of offered to pay for everything but the 2800$ ticket. So Im not coming. . .

        but if you have any interest in a sailing trip in Eqypt and a adventure in Jordan, Im going in March or April for my birthday 🙂

      • Anonymous says:

        No, this girl was a native Brisbanite, and about your age.

        Bummer about the NZ funding, but these days, not terribly surprising that funding is being scaled back. I’d love to do an Egypt sailing trip, but between Vanuatu last week, snowboarding Utah and Oregon in two weeks, and NZ in Feb/Mar, I just may be pushing my limit for staying employed. Sounds like a great birthday trip though!

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