October 2017

To Do

Kakabona – not just Latin for good poop

By on October 28, 2017
We rocked up to Kakabona beach at 7:40 am with a crew of eight. The guide I prearranged, Peter, is nowhere in sight. The lady at a nearby betel stand is helpful and informs us, “Oh hem dringum tumas las naet.”

Malaitan Chilli Crab Recipe

By on October 22, 2017

The mud crabs we usually see at Honiara Central Market are from Malaita province with sellers coming to sell their catches on Saturdays. These crabs are live and wrapped in…


Local Eats and Kai Bars in Honiara

By on October 20, 2017
My office doesn’t have a fridge or a microwave, and homemade lunch options like sandwiches, or crackers and tuna, get old quick.

Another hole in the fence

By on October 17, 2017

We came home tonight and spotted a new hole in our fence. That makes a total of five holes that you can see lined up next to each other: four…


Beating the Beetles

By on October 14, 2017

The Solomon Islands is currently under a biosecurity threat from the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle. As the name suggests, they are beetles with a horn with a taste for coconut trees….