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Koli Point Action

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August 6, 2018

We recently discovered yet another cool World War II site in Guadalcanal, this time by pure chance.

During the recent Melanesian Art Festival, we met two grandsons of national hero…

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Turtling in the Arnavon Islands

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July 30, 2018

Hawksbill turtles are one of the most critically endangered sea turtles in the world. We went to one of the few places where they are thriving – the Arnavon…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Bale tales

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February 15, 2018

Ever wondered where all your clothes donations you chuck away go to? Two words: bale shops.

Bale shops in the Solomon Islands are second-hand clothing shops responsible for clothing the…

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Journey to the West: The Guadalcanal Coastal Walk

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December 6, 2017

While Nid was in Auki last weekend for a week-long business trip, I spent the weekend with seven friends hiking the two-day Guadalcanal Coastal hike.

Starting from Lambi Bay…

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Kakabona – not just Latin for good poop

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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

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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”,…