Kia ora. We are Dan and Nid. Nid’s Thai and Dan’s Māori (an original New Zealander). We’re from Auckland, New Zealand. This blog is all about living and working in the Solomon Islands.
Early 2017, a volunteer lawyer role came up in the Solomon’s. Nid thought it was great because it was lawyery, and Dan thought it was great because she was born in the Sollies and hadn’t been back. The universe must have thought it was great too because Nid got the role, we quit our old jobs, and now we’re here. For two years.
Below are some questions people ask:
Who actually writes the blog? It’s (Dan)/(Nid) isn’t it?
It’s a shared effort, but Dan definitely does the lion’s share of the editing.
How do you decide what to write about?
When we first moved here we couldn’t find a lot of information about the Solomons. We try to write about things that you can’t find on TripAdvisor and the two other blogs on Solomon Islands. We also avoid topics that may get us in trouble.
Who do you work for?
The greater good, mankind, dugongs.
Your photos are so great. What equipment do you use?
A Samsung and Huawei cell phone, and a GoPro5 cos they can fit in our pocketses. If any photos look too good, it’s probably because we stole them from our friends with grown-up cameras.
I spotted a typo, how do I let you know?
Not possible, that’s just Pijin. But you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us about how you thought you saw a typo. You can also email us just to say hello.
How do I cook slippery cabbage?
Honestly, we tried it twice and gave up. Will let you know when we discover the secret.
Dan and Nid
The views here are our own, not our organisation’s.
If the names of people mentioned in this blog sound too wacky to be true, they probably are.
We’ve asked permission to be published of all faces you see on the blog, but we may have missed one or two if they’re part of a crowd.