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A Guide to Afternoon Tea in Nid’s Office

October 11, 2017

Having gone from a fast-paced, high-stress work environment to a sloth-paced, chill office, I go through some real lulls throughout the days here. Dealing with afternoonitis is more important…

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What we’ve learnt about taxis

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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Go lo Honiara Central Market

October 4, 2017

The biggest market in the Solomon Islands is Honiara Central Market. Out of interest, I read the reviews on Trip Advisor and they are scathing: “do not expect too much”,…

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Learning How to Scuba Dive in the Solomons

September 24, 2017

Diving in the Solomon Islands is like going to scuba Disneyland. Not only does the Solomons have some of the most biodiverse marine life in the world, World War…

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Hiking Tenaru Falls

September 17, 2017

So far we’ve been pretty lucky in terms of organising weekend activities. If you can make enough enterprising friends, just sit back and wait for the invites to roll…

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An Homage to Tuna and Rice

September 13, 2017

Tuna and rice is a Jones family special and my earliest memories of family dinners are of tuna and rice.

What is it? White rice, a slathering of mayo, and canned…

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Savouring Savo

September 9, 2017

Savo is a small island we’ve looked at many times from our deck during our morning coffees wondering, “What’s over there?”

Our recent research expedition has confirmed the following major facts:…

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The Bat Caves of Parisaia

September 2, 2017

Parangiju Lodge is about an hour’s drive from town where eight of us meet to do the Bat Caves walk. From here, we pick up three guides: one front guide,…

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Gnarly Ngali Slice

August 30, 2017

This is a good dessert slice for making me feel like I’m making healthy decisions.

It has ngali nuts, which are delicious, and uses up some of that leftover scrashemed coconut you…

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The Holiest of Holies

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…