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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…

Food Solomon Islands

Budi Chips with Guale Salsa

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June 4, 2018

In the Sollies the variety of bananas knows no bounds. There are bananas that you can eat right away and then there are cooking bananas. Cooking bananas taste like…

Solomon Islands To Do

Welcome to Nugu Beach Resort

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May 25, 2018

Nugu Beach Resort is a bungalow resort set on a postcard-perfect Pacific beach.

And that’s about it. We say that early on in this piece in case you’re expecting jetski…

Life Solomon Islands

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…

Solomon Islands To Do

Baywatch: Simon

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April 11, 2018

A dug-out canoe comes towards us with a tall, lanky man and three pikinini.

Patrick, our boatman, turns the banana boat off, and we slow to a stop about 50…

Solomon Islands To Do

Finding Tank Beach

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April 4, 2018

It takes two hours to drive to Tetere. It doesn’t actually, but that’s how long it took us to drive there.

We started off with a photo.

Now, there are two…

Life Solomon Islands

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…

Life Solomon Islands Video

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…

How To Solomon Islands

How to licence a car in the Solomon Islands

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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…

Solomon Islands To Do

Tubing Mataniko

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February 22, 2018

One of the most popular walks in Honiara, due to its draw of being able to tube down the river, is Mataniko Falls.

This hike is popular enough that…