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Kwaio Krismas

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December 25, 2018

Two days before Christmas we were at the domestic airport with our frens Ben and Barbara, and Ben’s parents, waiting for our flight to Gwanaruu airport, Malaita Province. We’d…

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Pimp your Ride

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December 19, 2018

 In Honiara, one of our favourite cultural practices is the vehicle sticker. No vehicle here is complete without its own gawdy sticker and the bigger the better. (Click image…

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There’s always money in the banana stand

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November 21, 2018

Solomon Islands boasts some of the most delicious bananas we’ve ever eaten and there are over 200 varieties to try.

Coming from a country where we have a choice…

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Aunties discover a new way to use sanitary pads (and you won’t believe what happens next!)

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September 18, 2018

Apostolic Jerusalem Anointing Oil, step aside. There’s a new kid on the block.

We were at the market this morning looking for coconut oil when we finally happened across the…

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Pack list for the Sollies

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September 10, 2018

Moving to the Solomon Islands and wondering what to pack? Now that we’ve been here for a year we feel like we can pass on a little bit of…

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Tulagi Memories

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June 25, 2018

I spent my first year in Honiara, my second in New Zealand, and my third on a random island called Tulagi where Dad had gotten a job at some…

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Where’s my house again?

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May 18, 2018

The problem with street signs in the Solomon Islands is that there aren’t any.

Ok, that may be exaggerating – there are at least two.

My address in New…

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Dan and Nid move house

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March 30, 2018

We’ve moved house and we love it.

Our house is purple. PURPLE! We’re closer to town, our work commute is only ten minutes not thirty, and there is a small…

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Dakini Tangarareh

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March 23, 2018

If you visited Solomon Islands in 2017 you would have heard Jaro Local’s Dakini Tangarareh blaring back to back from every shop in town.

In New Zealand, it has…

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New Year Resolutions

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January 31, 2018

We’re back! And what better way to start off the year than with some New Years resolutions. Yeah, we know it’s the end of January but hey, we run…