Tanna offers some more tourist spectacles: there is the custom village, which offers a perfect show of traditional living. We are welcomed by the chief in the traditional namba outfit. Legend has it that this ingenious construction increases potency – even when you are old – and the health of newborns. Looking at the kids here in Tanna, it seems to work. For all you men reading this: try it out at home. For all you single men reading this: wear it to the office, I can assure you that your female (and male) co-workers will take notice and be impressed!
We drink some refreshing coconut out of the shell while we walk to the village center: About 30 kids welcome Robinson and Sienna and share with us their games and singing, but more impressive are the smiles and giggling and laughing they share with us.
We see how to prepare cooked banana with coconut over the open fire.
Kids were sliding on banana leafs down the hill and swinging on long roots like Tarzan.
Then we followed the sound of a pan flute, which led us to an amazing Banyan tree with a tree house, where a man played beautifully the flute for us. Some men sit together and make fire:
With the following traditional dances they make the earth tremble and thank the gods for the harvest.
This is made for tourists, but a very impressive and authentic journey into the KASTOM world, a world of village life full of rituals and pure living.