Goodbye Vanuatu 2

This was the 15th post (Day 15) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here.


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.
goodbye vanuatu

Goodybe vanuatu

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.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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2 thoughts on “Goodbye Vanuatu

  • Ben Moffat

    Wow those last 2 paragraphs were amazingly written, I actually felt the sadness in those words.
    I haven’t had the chance to go through the whole series since I have just myself began using WordPress but I shall be definitely going back and reading through them.

    Sounds like your trip although felt short was amazing.