A Source of Strength
If you hold a special place in your heart for this region in the world, this souvenir from Wallis and Futuna is perfect for you. It is a great magnet to have if you miss this part of the world. It may also serve as a source of strength. After all, it is a coat of arms and is meant to be looked at with pride and a certain unwavering fortitude. The vibrant colors and the simple though strong design send a clear message that we are talking serious matters.
The Islands in Focus
In the midst of the Pacific Ocean, the islands of Wallis and Futuna offer a heavenly experience to travelers. As strange as it may sound, you are in France and not far from Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand the same time. In fact, these islands are French territory or TOM. However, you won't be near French Polynesia.
The traveler can explore the two groups of islands, Wallis islands and Hoorn Islands. Both are volcanic formations and this shows in the rugged morphology of the terrain. If you are seeking a more isolated environment, head to Alofi Island.
If interested in cultural expressions, the knowledgeable traveler will find many similarities with Samoa and Toga islands. The landscape of the villages offers no surprises as the visitor eyes the thatched roof houses. People live simply and their economy is based on fishing, the residents also grow vegetables and fruits. Try Kava, the islands'typical beverage, but not too much as it has an alcohol component. The best way to get to the islands is by ship. However, the islands feature two small airports if you plan on flying. If that is the case, Aircalin will take you. All in all this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.