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It’s been a long time, without you my friend.

August 4, 2017

Today we had a celebratory flat white at Lime Lounge to mark our one-month anniversary. That’s right, they have flat whites here! The coffees have that telltale long-life aftertaste,…

Life Solomon Islands

Time goes by so slowly

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…

Solomon Islands To Do

Hash (the legal kind)

July 25, 2017

My dad told us that if there was one club in the Solomon Islands that we had to try it was Honiara Hash House Harriers.

Touted as “a drinking club…

Life Solomon Islands

Blast from the past

July 21, 2017

Some 30 years ago, Solomon Islands needed an accountant.

Dad applied for the job, got it, came here, and brought my mum along. While here, me and two of my…

How To Solomon Islands

Mitufala toktok Pijin

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…

Life Solomon Islands

Game of Patience

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 human rights violation in this…

Life Solomon Islands

Honiara’s First Lillipad

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 know this as an official…

Life Solomon Islands

First Impressions

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 – how exciting.

First impressions: Honiara…

Life Solomon Islands

Nid go lo ofis first time

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 came back at 8:50 am…

Life Solomon Islands

Dan go lo clinic first time

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 impression for the first day…