What Would Hemmingway Do in Vanuatu?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

In spite of the fact that I am vertical in Vanuatu, it seems like I am still sound asleep. That's because the sun is out, so it's time to rise and shine, even though it feels like I just went to bed which was, let's face it, a whole 6 hours ago. Ah, my penance for sitting at the Eratap Resort restaurant last night while the Australians ordered yet another bottle of Grant Burge Barossa 2012 Cabernet Merlot. They finished off the Shiraz the night before, much to our chagrin, not to mention, last night was the Fire Show, which is a pretty spectacular event featuring a Maroon 5 number: Moves like Jagger.

I could probably use another few hours of sleep before I head off to go fishing with my new Aussie fishing buddy, Graham. His wife had the good sense to retire early and won't be joining us today. See, I just ask myself, what would Hemmingway do? Then I try not to do that. You can read more in my personal blog today and see more photographs of the Eratap Resort in Why the Eratap Resort on Efate Island is Vacation Perfect.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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It occured to me that "aspirations" might be one of those things that have become engrained in civilized man, living in an overly technical and mechanized society.  We look for creative ways to escape, because the sweet simple life as now abandoned us.  I would absolutely love Vanuatu.  

As for the Hemingway thing. . .I've always been fascinated by that man.  Would loved to have gotten into his head for awhile, and even done some of the things he did, sans taking a shotgun to my head!

Dec 22, 2014 08:14 AM #1
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Myrl Jeffcoat Have you seen the movie with Nicole Kidman: Hemmingway and Gellhorn? I know there were critics who didn't especially enjoy the movie, but I could relate. I especially liked the part where she drank him under the table.

Dec 22, 2014 02:48 PM #2
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I personally wouldn't answer the phone and enjoy the time.  Thats' not true I take the damn thing everywhere I go.  

Dec 22, 2014 07:33 PM #3
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It sure does sound like paradise, Elizabeth.  I'm not sure I would be willing to leave such a wonderful spot.

Dec 22, 2014 08:49 PM #4
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Hi Elizabeth.  Rush the photo of you wearing toilet paper.

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Vanatu sounds absolutely perfect.  Sad that the lady on the plane couldn't fathom happiness.  

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