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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…

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First Impressions

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July 12, 2017

We’ve passed the one-week mark and we’ve had a week of orientation interspersed with one public holiday, one power-cut, and two water-cuts already.

First impressions: Honiara is dusty and hot….

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Nid go lo ofis first time

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July 11, 2017

After being told the office opens anytime between 8 and 8:30 am, I arrived at 8:30 am to find it devoid of life. I came back at 8:50 am…

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Dan go lo clinic first time

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July 10, 2017

Since I left New Zealand, I’ve been unwell.

I got off the plane with a splitting headache and still had it six days later. Real cool impression for the first…

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Home, Sweet Home

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July 5, 2017

We’ve moved in already! Into a big wooden house on top of a hill; high enough to avoid flooding and tsunamis, solid-ish in case of earthquakes, and fenced and…

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Dan and Nid go lo Solomon Islands

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July 4, 2017

Our first blog post. Can’t believe we’re finally here.

From Auckland to Brisbane to Honiara, and seven suitcases in tow.

Hello Solomon Islands. Home for the next two years.

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