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Cast Away #2: Food

Posted on 02. Feb, 2011 by Lan Marie in Tuvalu

Cast Away #2: Food

It is also making your choices very limited. There are only one or two brands of everything and you never know if you can get what you want. If there are no more eggs, you have to wait

Cast away#1: Money, money, money

Posted on 31. Jan, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Tuvalu

Cast away#1: Money, money, money

Tuvalu is not only physically remote from the rest of the world. The technical remoteness is making life quite interesting here in the Pacific.

The tide is high…

Posted on 26. Jan, 2011 by Lan Marie in Tuvalu

The tide is high…

As the waves breaks from both sides of a three-meter broad passage between the islets of Funafuti, I am not 1 meter above sea level anymore, but more like 20 cm.

Loving the runway

Posted on 19. Jan, 2011 by Lan Marie in Tuvalu

Loving the runway

Every evening after work the volleyball, soccer and rugby teams from most of the nine islands are meeting at the strip for their daily training. From five and until the sun goes down at seven, the strip is filled with teams playing and preparing for the next game.

Dancing until sunrise!

Posted on 09. Jan, 2011 by Lan Marie in Tuvalu

Dancing until sunrise!

Christianity stands strong on Tuvalu and yesterday was the yearly celebration for the baptism of the first Christian chief on the island Nanumea. It was a celebration on good Tuvaluan style: Flower crowns, food and dance battles until sunrise.

The Veggie Race!

Posted on 08. Jan, 2011 by Lan Marie in Tuvalu

The Veggie Race!

The time is 05:30 Friday morning and we are on the airstrip on our way to the Taiwanese garden. The Taiwanese is the only embassy on Tuvalu and they are running the garden which is also the only place selling fresh fruits and vegetables on Funafuti.

The life of a government!

Posted on 03. Jan, 2011 by Lan Marie in Tuvalu

The life of a government!

The days before Christmas were filled with tension here on Tuvalu. Everybody had their ears on the radio trying to follow the two-day parliament marathon in the run up of 2010. This was also the first parliamentarian session for the newly elected government that entered into office in September.

Tuvalu vs. “The Big Journey”

Posted on 29. Dec, 2010 by Lan Marie in Tuvalu

Tuvalu vs. “The Big Journey”

Life on Tuvalu is like a lot of other places in the world. There is a small airport, there are several small shops here. The two main roads of the island are crowded with motorbikes, smaller cars and occasionally a four by four (did somebody say climate change?…). The neighbour plays Eminem,…

Talofa Tuvalu!

Posted on 20. Dec, 2010 by admin in Tuvalu

Talofa Tuvalu!

After about two hours, the old and shaky aircraft is reaching Funafuti. We can see Fongafale (the main islet of the atoll of Funafuti – this whole island/country-thing is complicated) and the other islets. Fongafale is super slim – about 400 meters wide – and pretty long – around 12 km from north to south.

Tuvalu in one day!! HELP!

Posted on 18. Dec, 2010 by Lan Marie in Tuvalu

Tuvalu in one day!! HELP!

It is morning and it’s Sunday on this side of the planet. We have been awake since 03:00 Fijian time, 08:00 (Saturday) Mexican time and 14:00 (Saturday) Norwegian time. In other words: I am a bit ”time-confused”.

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