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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 at Lime Lounge to mark our one-month anniversary here. That’s right, they have flat whites here! The coffees here have that telltale…

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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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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…

Life Solomon Islands

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…

Life Solomon Islands

Honiara’s First Lillipad

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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. This has included one public holiday, one power-cut, and two water-cuts already – how exciting.

First impressions: Honiara…

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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 leaving 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 day…

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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.