Vanuatu, Port Vila and the destruction of Cyclone Pam
by Anna Buckley
My heart goes out to the people of Vanuatu. I woke on Sunday morning to hear the shocking news that Vanuatu and in particular Port Vila had been hit by a massive cyclone. I saw the images and could barely contemplate that only a few weeks ago I’d been to this tropical paradise, loved its food and people.
I scanned the pictures and realised I was seeing the road near the harbour, once lined with market stalls, now a tangled mess. I had walked this road, caught a water taxi from a rickety old jetty behind one of these stalls.