vanuatu

 

i recently spent a week in vanuatu and it was of course beautiful. the short lazy days were punctuated with hazy sunsets and this really specific smell. it's the smell of burning leaves and trash while that doesn't sound very lovely it's actually a particular kind of smoky smell that has the effect of instantly transporting me back to the time i visited karachi as a child. i don't remember much beyond the smell and feeling of being there, but i always breathe in deeply and enjoy the nostalgic memory....