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Tubing Mataniko

By on 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…

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Bale tales

By on February 15, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered where all your clothes donations you chuck away go to, two words: bale shops.

Before all of your donations get shipped to the Solomon Islands,…

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Journey to the West: The Guadalcanal Coastal Walk

By on December 6, 2017

While Nid was in Auki last weekend for a week-long business trip, my flatmate Zorro and I plus six friends spent the weekend hiking the two-day Guadalcanal Coastal hike….

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Kakabona – not just Latin for good poop

By on October 28, 2017
We rocked up to Kakabona beach at 7:40 am with a crew of eight. The guide I prearranged, Peter, is nowhere in sight. The lady at a nearby betel stand is helpful and informs us, “Oh hem dringum tumas las naet.”
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Go lo Honiara Central Market

By on 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

By on 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

By on 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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Savouring Savo

By on 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

By on September 2, 2017

Nid and I are huge fans of the Batman so when the opportunity came to visit bat caves in East Guadalcanal, we had to go for the odd chance…

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Hash (the legal kind)

By on 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…