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Getting the Bus in the Sollies

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August 24, 2017

Catching the bus to get around the city is a cheap and easy way to get around town. They are safe enough as long as you’re not a woman…

How To Solomon Islands

Betel nut, betel nut, betel nut.

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August 19, 2017

The betel nut is a small nut that is chewed for its euphoric drug-like experiences. Every corner in the Solomon Islands seems to have a betel nut stand. At…

Food Solomon Islands

Banana ice cream

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August 17, 2017

I’ve seen a million of these recipes but have never tried it. I mean, I’m a New Zealander. We’re made up of 90% dairy, what would incite me to…

Food Solomon Islands

Slippery Cabbage and Coconut

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August 10, 2017

Slippery cabbage is, so far, the closest thing we’ve found to spinach. Slippery cabbage and coconut milk is a staple dish in the Solomon’s. There are quite a few…

Food How To Solomon Islands

Scrashem Coconut like a Fruit Ninja

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August 9, 2017

There are two types of coconuts you can get at the market: young coconut, and dry coconut.

Young coconuts look like you want to drink out of them: a light…

Life Solomon Islands

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…

Life Solomon Islands

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…

Life Solomon Islands

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…

Life Solomon Islands

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…

Solomon Islands To Do

Hash (the legal kind)

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July 25, 2017

My dad told us if there was one club we had to try it was Honiara Hash House Harriers.

Touted as “a drinking club with a jogging problem,” ‘hares’ leave…