Funafuti’s position in the international arena is determined by its capital. The population is around 4000 and the life there is simple and laid back. Just two little factories are all that guests need to know about the trendy world lurking around the corner.

Conservation House is the main attraction of the island. Its five islands are located along the western edge of the coral reef. The islets are guarded, uninhabited. David’s Drill, a drilling experiment conducted by scientists of the Royal Society of London in the late 1800s was another popular attraction. Darwin, who is credited with formulating the theory of evolution, believed each coral atoll was built upon a volcanic foundation. David’s Drill’s most deep bore was 928 feet. However, it didn’t hit any rock. Darwin’s theory was confirmed by a second attempt, which also failed but modern science. Fongafale village still has the boreholes visible. TuvaluTuvalu is small. Nine islands of desert barely pierce the Pacific surface, half-way between Hawaii an Australia. It is one of the smallest countries in the world, with a population just over 12,000. The city alone has fewer registered voters. Tuvalu is a country whose past remains a mystery. It’s believed that the first settlers of Tuvalu came from Tonga. Cave remains suggest this may have happened as long ago as eight thousand years.

Funafuti island is composed of 30 motu, or islets, surrounding a clear lagoon. Nanumea is another real reef, located about 5 hundred kilometers north. Nanumaga was formed by volcanic activity. Nukufetau, a 3 sq.

Tuvalu’s beaches are a paradise, but very few of them have been developed for tourism. The epic trip across Pacific is only made by a hundred visitors per year. The economy barely keeps up: the land is not fertile and drinking water has to come from rooftops or be stored in tanks. Postage stamps and internet suffixes are a source of income for Tuvalu. Fishing from canoes is also a common occupation. Tuvalu’s future is also uncertain. The highest point of the islands is four,5m above sea level. Locals worry about a “King Tide”, an unusually high tide that could sweep Tuvalu off its feet. Tuvalu’s best time for travel is now. It may seem obvious, but it’s the truth. You would have a one-time chance.


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    Paul Wallace is a 44-year-old anthropology professor and blogger. He has been writing about anthropology and other topics for over a decade. He has also taught anthropology at the college level for over a decade.

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