Cities and Towns in Australia and Pacific
The strange town of Port Vila is the capital of Vanuatu. It is spread out over hills surrounding the beautiful bay of Vila. It is a place where local shops, with crappy Chinese imports, lie side by side with duty-free mini-malls, selling a random selection ranging from sunglasses to rifle scopes, intended for the yacht and cruise tourists that pass by. For a bit a local flavour, visit the central market that is open 24/7 (except Sunday), giving you the rare opportunity to buy coconuts in the middle of the night. It is also here you find cheap meals like "lap-lap" (cassava cake with some meat inside) or more exotic deals like coconut crabs and fruit bats.