Vanuatu is said to be among the happiest places on earth.

After visiting a couple of times over the last 10 years, we have had a small taste of life on a tropical Pacific Island.

But it is not just the paradisaic surroundings that appeal. It is the happy ni-Vanuatu people who put a smile on your face, which matches the one they wear often and readily throughout their daily lives.

With this extended stay in Port Vila, we hope to get to know more about the people and the simple life they lead and see what we can learn from them.