Right Time, Right Place, Right Now… Land Diving in Vanuatu
Vanuatu is a place where a man’s entire wardrobe entire wardrobe consists of a banana leaf woven into a namba, or penis sheath. And despite New Zealand’s claim that a Kiwi named A. J. Hackett invented bungee jumping, the risky pastime was invented centuries ago in Vanuatu. No sissy stuff there like sturdy bungee cords and harnesses. Instead, land divers, tie liana vines around their ankles and plunge from 100-foot-tall towers constructed of bamboo and branches, held together by vines and a promise. You’ll read plenty about Vanuatu in Crossing Pirate Waters, the sequel to Escape from the Ordinary. Until then, watch this short video of Vanuatu’s incredible land diving ceremony .