16th July 2014 – Efate, Vanuatu
When the cards are full, and the tripod has sand. Like a reflection of the 7 days that has passed, so fast. You know that the bags are ready to be packed And that sometimes, goodbyes are what actually last.
I can’t believe that it has been 7 days since I’ve been to Port Vila. They say time slows down when you travel. I dont know what on earth THEY were smoking, because my time has literally done an Usain Bolt here in this idyllic city. I have nearly 2000 pics on my camera, and although I did not see the other smaller islands of Vanuatu, I am a content man. I will always have fond memories of this place, and maybe someday, come back in some April to see those crazy dudes land-diving at Pentecost.
I stepped out early in the morning today so that I could pack my bags in the evening. I wanted to click a girl that I have been seeing for the last few days, just 20 minutes from the city centre. Over the last few days, I took innumerable pictures of her – always smiling, always playing around.
Today, her face was overcast. And for one of those fleeting moments, I think I saw my own reflection in her.