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Wood carver in Espirito Santo – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” Do stairs go up or down?”      “If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?”

“If ignorance is bliss, then why aren’t more people happy?”.

Another curious story in the news this time from Venezuela.  Not toilet paper shortages this time making the news in Venezuela, but HAIR THIEVES.   The Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has now promised to take action against the gangs who are stealing hair, sometimes at gunpoint, to sell to hair salons.    Venezuela has one of the worl’ds highest murder rates, although official figures are not published, as well as frequent carjackings, armed robberies and kidnapping.

And in Saudi Arabia, a man weighing around 610kg has been airlifted to hospital for treatment.   Apparently, the man was so big that part of the apartment had to be demolished so that a fork lift truck could carry him to a military aircraft.  He was flown to a hospital for treatment.

Another photo from the archives, and again from the island of Espirito Santo in the Pacific Ocean.   Lucky to capture a photo of this woodcarver in the forest, and lucky that the light was ok for the photo too.   I wonder how much things have changed since I was last there.     As usual, I wish that I had taken a lot more photos!!

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Native in the forest of Espirito Santo – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell

Thought for the day….” You cannot have what you do not want”.

”  People say that motivation does not last.  Well, neither does bathing, which is why we recommend it daily.”

Did you know that the Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean on Earth?   The name came from the latin ‘Mare Pacificum’ which means ‘peaceful sea’.  It was named by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan.  The Pacific Ocean is larger than all the land area on Earth, and at its deepest point, the Mariana Trench, is over 10 911m deep, which is deeper than the height of Mt. Everest.    There are more than 25 000 islands in the Pacific, including Espirito Santo,

Another scanned slide here, and a photo from the jungle in Espirito Santo.   Only wish that I had a digital camera back in those days, as I would have taken a lot more photos.   With subjects like these, I missed lots of great photos.   And you can see that the quality of the photo is not up to digital standards either, but at least it shows how life was on Espirito Santo a few years ago.

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Village Life, Espirito Santo – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…..” If you cannot give anything then you should not complain when you receive nothing”.

” We are all students of life.  It is how we handle it that gives us the degree.”

Off to the Pacific and to the nation of Vanuatu today, and the island of Espirito Santo.   A typical local village scene here,  and although an old photo (actually a scanned slide) things have probably still not changed much there.   The island is at 15 degrees south in the island group known as the New Hebrides, it became independant in 1980.  Copra (coconut) is the main crop here, although there is also a little tourism in addition to subsistence farming.    Villages are still ruled by chiefs and local customs are still very important.   Kava is the popular drug on the island, but alcohol is now becoming more prevalent.   The island got its name from the discoverer Pedro de Quiros who thought that he had discovered the fabled land of Australia.  Port Vila is the nearest international airport.

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