Sunday, May 22, 2005

Tourists are sending "hotmail" from a hot place

Vanuatu Post has unveiled its latest headline grabbing mailbox, located on the slopes of the active and erupting Mt Yasur volcano.Thousands of visitors each year already drop into Vanuatu's now famous underwater post-office to mail a letter.Now tourists are being enticed to make the trek of the slopes of Mt Yasur to send some "hotmail.

"Vanuatu Post's chief executive, Gary Ryan, says the volcano post box is not for the faint hearted."The volcano is actually erupting 20 to 30 times per hour, minor eruptions, molten lava, very very hot place, and to have a postbox at this location it makes for an exciting time," he said.

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