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My National Geographic Moment

My National Geographic Moment

Cannabalism, Food & People, Native Traditions, Pentacost Island, Vanuatu
Like National Geographic – Where Were You? I know that reading National Geographic magazines as a young girl certainly fueled my “wanderlust” to explore the world. I never thought that I would be visiting Espiritu Santo, Pentecost Island* and the surrounding islands, located west of Fiji and to the north of New Zealand, where once cannibalism flourished!! The first image that was in my mind was that the natives of these islands still practiced cannibalism and that some of the passengers on board would be one of their next meals if they weren’t too careful. After dismissing that ridiculous thought, I challenged myself to have an open mind and to live the experience. I have found that being exposed to…
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