Tropical Paradise? Not.

P1000586Which kind of makes me sound incredibly ungrateful, or whingy.  It’s not that bad.  I enjoyed my time in Vanuatu, but I’m not doing the whole tropical island thing again, except under a few non-negotiable conditions.

Vanuatu, in case you don’t know, is a small Pacific Island cluster between New Caledonia and Fiji.  For various reasons I decided to take a short holiday there, much of the motivation being the novelty factor: I’d never been to the Caribbean, I’d never just vegged on a beach, I’d never done the whole tropical paradise thing.   […]