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Information from the Foreign Office about your Wallis and Futuna trip:

Wallis and Futuna is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean with around 13,000 inhabitants. The French overseas territory consists of the three main islands of Uvea, Futuna and Alofi as well as a few smaller uninhabited islands.

The official language on the archipelago is French and the central Pacific franc is used as payment, with 1 euro corresponding to around 120 CFP.

All islands are of volcanic origin and predominantly mountainous. Most of the predominant rainforest has been completely cut down in recent years.

Wallis and Futuna consists of the three traditional kingdoms of Uvea, Sigave and Alo, which are financed exclusively by France.

The most important economic activities of the archipelago are agriculture with the cultivation of vegetables and coconuts, livestock farming, fishing and handicrafts.

Tourism is not very pronounced on Wallis and Futuna, despite enormous potential. The islands are home to several fish-rich coral reefs, a traditional culture and an impressive landscape, with a unique nature.

The capital of Wallis and Futuna is Mata Utu on the island of Uvea, with around 2,000 inhabitants. The city has an international airport served by New Caledonia.

The sights of Wallis and Futuna include St. Joseph Church, the Sacred Heart Church, the Mata Utu Cathedral, the Talietumu fortifications, the Royal Palace, the Tonga Toto fortifications and the Lalolalo crater lake.

In January 2019 I traveled to the island of Wallis during my big Pacific tour. After a total of six flights from Kiribati, I stayed for two nights in a very well-kept family hotel in the capital Mata Utu.

Never before have I had to make so many stops to reach my next destination. Short stays in Nauru, Honiara on the Solomon Islands, Brisbane in Australia, Noumea in New Caledonia and Nadi on the Fiji Islands were necessary in order to reach one of the most difficult Pacific islands. At the same time, Wallis and Futuna was also the country with the second highest flight costs after Libya. My return flight there cost a whopping 1,100 euros in total.

The island of Valais impresses with its beautiful landscape, cleanliness spread across the entire island and a quietness that is unusual for the South Seas. At times the island even seemed a little boring. I simply enjoyed my 15-kilometer walk through the magnificent island landscape with its many impressive churches.

The only problem in my last of nine worldwide French overseas territories was the language. Until the end, I actually hadn't met anyone on the entire island of Valais who could speak a word of English. I was actually used to this from previous trips to French islands, but on such an extreme scale it was almost unbelievable. Even in my hotel, in every restaurant, when booking my airport transfer and in every supermarket on the island, this posed a huge problem and challenge for me.

In the end, I am now happy that, due to these constant difficulties and my lack of knowledge of French, I will never have to travel to France or a French territory again.

Nevertheless, the island of Valais was definitely worth a trip. The impressive coastline and the landscape, which mainly consists of different palm trees, is one of the best that the entire South Sea has to offer. So if you place great value on predominantly peace and relaxation, you're in particularly good hands here.

I then went on to Brisbane via Sydney, where after a day in Queensland, the next Pacific highlight was waiting for me: Norfolk Island.