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    Hi all, sooo excited, me, dp and dd ( who will be 2.6 then) are going there at the end of oct for 8 days !!!!!

    I have never been overseas before and I unsure ( aside from basic toiletries andclothes etc) what I need to pack???

    Has anyone been or make suggestions for that area?

    Not necessarily kid related only but things we will need in general. Trying to get the heads up early so I can get bits and pieces over time not in one hit.

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    Before having DS two years ago DH and I used to go to Vanuatu for our wedding anniversary in early November every year. We love the place and are going to go this year in November with DS who will be almost 3 and belly bub who will be 6 months old.

    Vanuatu is beautiful, relaxed and we think so much nicer than Fiji.

    It's pretty easy to get around Port Vila with the buses (really just old mini vans) being cheap and plentiful. You can be as busy or not as you like.

    Food costs about the same as here and is lots of seafood with a strong tropical French influence.

    The residents are beautiful and friendly people.

    As far as weather goes it will be hot humid and expect rain showers. Well that is what early November is like.

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    subscribing...heading there in June with Dh, Mr 4 and Miss 1. I am excited about kids club and the 'mothers helpers' available

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    Think about getting some cheap 'reef shoes' or crocs. I'm told the sand is quite corally (is that a word?) and can hurt your feet after walking on it for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threechooks View Post
    Think about getting some cheap 'reef shoes' or crocs. I'm told the sand is quite corally (is that a word?) and can hurt your feet after walking on it for awhile.
    Great idea !!

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    Is there any point to travel insurance? If so, who would you reccomend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpac View Post
    Is there any point to travel insurance? If so, who would you reccomend?
    Yes yes and yes! They cover everything from illnesses to lost luggage and everything in between. Try travel direct or colombus. If you have private health cover check with them too as some of them offer travel insurance too. If you went through a travel agent ask them for recommendations as well.

    Vanuatu is beautiful! We are actually headed there again in a few weeks!

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    Thanks for your help everyone. I am probably going to annoy you with really dumb questions over the next few months. Here are a few others:

    Mobile Phone, can you use your own? Im with Telstra?
    If not, can you arrange everything before you get there?
    Will i be able to log onto the net/check emails etc like i do now?

    Money, ???
    What is the best way to pay for things? Did you convert $$ before you left?

    Are there any MUST SEE or MUST DO things that you found when you were over there?

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    I'd avoid using your own phone. DP and I did in Fiji, and he came home with a $200 bill thanks to only 4 10 minute phone calls. You should be able to use the internet where you're staying. IIRC, it's usually a few bucks for 15-20 minutes.

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