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Mitufala toktok Pijin

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July 20, 2017

We lucked out on the language front here in Honiara. Although there are about 60 to 70 languages in the Solomons, the only ones we need to know in Honiara, are English and Pijin. Win!

5 step how for toktok pijin gud

“I” is “Mi”Mi kam from niw seelan.Add “em” to the…


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Game of Patience

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July 18, 2017

Using the internet here is a constant test of patience and determination.

It is painfully slow to the point that it should be considered a…

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Honiara’s First Lillipad

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July 13, 2017

Yes, I actually made space for this in one of our seven suitcases and finally put it back together today.

Behold! Honiara’s first Lillipad!

I don’t…

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First Impressions

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July 12, 2017

We’ve passed the one-week mark and we’ve had a week of orientation. This has included one public holiday, one power-cut, and two water-cuts already…

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Nid go lo ofis first time

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July 11, 2017

After being told the office opens anytime between 8 and 8:30 am, I arrived at 8:30 am to find it devoid of life. I…

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Dan go lo clinic first time

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July 10, 2017

Since leaving New Zealand, I’ve been unwell.

I got off the plane with a splitting headache and still had it six days later. Real cool…

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Home, Sweet Home

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July 5, 2017

We’ve moved in already! Into a big wooden house on top of a hill. High enough to avoid flooding and tsunamis, solid-ish in case…

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Dan and Nid
Honiara, Solomon Islands

Kia ora. We are Dan and Nid. We've just moved from the Solomon Islands and are exploring New Caledonia for the next three years.

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