It’s annual vacation time and we’re heading up, up and away for a couple of weeks.
You might remember that last year we went on a Pacific Treasures Cruise around the South-Pacific Islands. We loved it so much we thought we’d book the same holiday again however, when we looked at the itinerary we noticed the ship wasn’t stopping at our most favourite of ports, Luganville in Espiritu Santo, an Island in Vanuatu.
So we decided, (late one night) that instead of re-doing the cruise, we would fly direct to Espiritu Santo and spend the whole time touring that Island.
Except that from Sydney you can’t fly direct to Santo. But you can get a direct flight from Brisbane so we knew this would be a bit of a route-march.
Santo is three hours from Sydney and I don’t know what happened, (I must have been on drugs when I made the booking), but somehow I’ve blown that 3-hour journey into 24-hours. We could get to New York in less time.
So very soon we’re taking a 90-minute domestic flight to Brisbane then we have a two and a half hour sit-and-wait at the airport. I hope that won’t be hell. Then we board our international two and a half hour flight for Port Vila because somehow there weren’t any direct flights to Santo. Because of the time difference, when we arrive in Port Vila it will be almost midnight so we’ll have missed all the connecting flights to Santo so we have to overnight in Vanuatu’s capital. The next day we’ll take a 40-minute domestic flight to Santo where hopefully we’ll be met by the person who will take us to the fares that will be our accommodation for the next 10 or so days.
We’ll have some access to the internet while we’re away so I do hope to be able to share the beauty of Espiritu Santo with you.
I wish all my readers a very Happy New Year and I hope 2015 is filled with great experiences, good times and plenty of peace.