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What we’ve learnt about taxis

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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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The Holiest of Holies

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August 27, 2017

There is a hole in my fence.

A human-sized hole.

While Nid was taking pictures of the hole with my leg hanging through it to show Instagram, it occurred to us…

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Getting a car

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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…

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A Solomon Island’s Love Stori

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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…

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

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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…

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Time goes by so slowly

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August 1, 2017

Everyone in New Zealand has heard the term “island time”.

A term that is often used as an excuse for things that don’t run to schedule, lack of punctuality, and…

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Dan and Nid go lo Village

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July 29, 2017

As part of getting to know the Solomons, our organisation arranged for us to stay at a small village in the Guadalcanal province for a night. This village is…

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Blast from the past

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July 21, 2017

Some 30 years ago, Solomon Islands needed an accountant.

Dad applied for the job, got it, came here, and brought my mum along. While here, me and two of my…

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Game of Patience

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July 18, 2017

Using the internet here is a constant test of patience and determination.

It is painfully slow to the point that it should be considered a human rights violation in this…

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Honiara’s First

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July 13, 2017

Yes, I actually made space for this in one of our seven suitcases and finally put it back together today.

Behold! Honiara’s first Lillipad!

I don’t know this as an official…