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How to licence a car

By on March 16, 2018

The easy part was getting a Solomon’s driver’s licence. The hard part is getting a car licenced (i.e. for New Zealanders – getting your car registered. Note, getting your…

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How to Get a Solomon Islands Driver’s Licence

By on February 7, 2018

Anyone who knows me knows that I hate driving. In fact, I was sitting on my restricted licence for about five years and only got my full licence a…

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What we’ve learnt about taxis

By on October 6, 2017

Taxis are another affordable way to get around town in the Solomon Islands. They’re a good option to get somewhere at night when buses aren’t available (or safe), or…

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Go lo Honiara Central Market

By on October 4, 2017

The biggest market in the Solomon Islands is Honiara Central Market. Out of interest, I read the reviews on Trip Advisor and they are scathing: “do not expect too much”,…

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Getting the Bus in the Sollies

By on August 24, 2017

Catching the bus to get around the city is a cheap and easy way to get around town. They are safe enough as long as you’re not a woman…

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Betel nut, betel nut, betel nut.

By on August 19, 2017

The betel nut is a small nut that is chewed for its euphoric drug-like experiences. Every corner in the Solomon Islands seems to have a betel nut stand. At…

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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…

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Mitufala toktok Pijin

By on July 20, 2017

We lucked out on the language front here in Honiara. Although there are about 60 to 70 languages in the Solomons, the only ones we need to know in…