Tropical islands of the Southern Hemisphere
After leaving the Solomon Islands, I landed at Port Villa, Vanuatu.
I watched this very interesting presentation of the small island nation. It’s definitely worth visiting.
Next stop, Fiji. For us in Europe, Fiji was always the synonym of a tropical paradise.
This video explains why.
In Tuvalu, I came across the strangest runway ever. Whenever it’s not in use by aeroplanes, the locals use it a large public space for walking and leisure.
You can also watch a video of it.
Next, was Apia, Samoa. This is the easternmost point of my journey - although, technically, I crossed the Antimeridian and went to 172W. Anyway, here is an excellent guide of what to do and what to expect in this beautiful island.
Before landing, I flew next to Mount Silisili
the highest peak (1,858 m - 6,096 ft) in Samoa and the Samoa Islands chain.
Coming up next: Tonga and New Zealand!