August 2017


Getting a car

By on August 12, 2017

Getting a car was not on the agenda. We sold our car the day before we left New Zealand thinking that we wouldn’t be car owners for the next…


Slippery Cabbage and Coconut

By on August 10, 2017

Slippery cabbage is, so far, the closest thing we’ve found to spinach. Slippery cabbage and coconut milk is a staple dish in the Solomon’s. There are quite a few…

Food How To

Scrashem Coconut like a Fruit Ninja

By on August 9, 2017

There are two types of coconuts you can get at the market: young coconut, and dry coconut.

Young coconuts look like you want to drink out of them: a light…


A Solomon Island’s Love Stori

By on August 8, 2017

Stori time at the office is not only a good chance for gossip, but also a good way for learning the lay of the land, practicing Pijin, and getting…


It’s been a long time, without you my friend.

By on August 4, 2017

Today we had a celebratory flat white to mark our one-month anniversary here. That’s right, they have flat whites here! The coffees here have that telltale long-life aftertaste, but…