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Sunrise over Ambrym, Vanuatu

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Kids teaching Donna to play the flute

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Geoffrey's home in Ranon

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Carvings that Geoffrey sells

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Local carver in Ranon

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This tamtam (tingting) is beat like a drum for communication

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Gord shows locals his 'magic' finger trick

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Ambrym carvings - masks (ROM) and tamtams

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More tamtams, flutes, mask and walking sticks for sale

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kids follow us through the neighboring village of Vanla

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We feel like the Pied Piper

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Emma and her followers

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Who can resist those faces!

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Kids are fascinated with the camera!

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Everyone wants their picture taken

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Vanla Village children

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We traded all this stuff for our tamtam

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The carver and Vanla village children

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Woman holding a pig (or wife?) club

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This woman wouldn't let us leave without a gift of a pawpaw

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Children look after each other

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Curious kids

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Killing wildlife not allowed (Bislama)

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Fern carving on beach walk to Ranvetlam

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The valuable Namarue Tree that ROM carvings are made from

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Gord walking under the banyan tree

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The trail to Ramvetlam

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Large tamtam carving in progress

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Children with tamtam in Ranvetlam

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Village homes in Ranvetlam

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Future ROM carvers

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Gord amongst the Ambrym ROM carvings

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Single head ROM. They can be up to 5 heads

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Negotiating a trade on this tamtam

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hot water heater

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The guest bungalows at Ranvetlam

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kids enjoying their lollies

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Ginny with shy kids

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Villagers at Ranvetlam

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Cliffs at Hot Water Beach

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Chief Isaiah Bong gave us a tour around Ranvetlam

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Tamtam in forest

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Axel (Freefall) has commissioned this 2 meter tamtam

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5 headed tamtam

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Sunset over Ambrym, Vanuatu