It's been eight months since our last update. After New Zealand, we arrived back to Buala and proceeded to have no meaningful internet access. We have been updating via Instagram, and many of you have followed us that way. If you want to go back and enjoy eight months of photos, our Instagram accounts are … Continue reading The long overdue update…
I wrote this blog on the plane flight over on 15 January. Just getting around to posting it now! It summarizes where I've been and where I am going over the next few months! Today officially begins my U.S. Fulbright. I am so honored to be part of the US Fulbright program and have the … Continue reading The Start of Something New
A few weeks ago (Nov 9-12) we took a trip to Isabel Province. We plan to return to Isabel next year for about 5-6 months of my research. The goal was to make connections in the community, share my research project, and check out the living situation. We were able to do all three, though … Continue reading Planes, Ships, and Motor Canoes
World Teacher's Day, or more accurately week, went by in a blur! World Teacher's Day was October 5, 2018, but I was gone from Monday, October 1 to Saturday, October 6. Below is a summary of each day and some pictures, but if you want the condensed version of what I learned and my takeaways, … Continue reading World Teacher’s Day
One month ago (and a few days), Mike and I landed in the Solomon Islands. I can't believe we have already been here one month. Time is going quickly. So how has the last month been? It is hard to summarize in a few words so I will describe in categories. Settling in/Living/Food Our house … Continue reading One Month In
Mike and I had hoped to go on a hike today to a waterfall, but there wasn't room in the cars, so that will be an adventure for a different weekend. It turned out alright though. Since it rained all day, the friends who went were probably slipping and sliding the whole time! So what … Continue reading A Rainy Afternoon
We have been in the Solomons now for about one and a half weeks. We spent our first few days settling into our new place, buying supplies, and orienting ourselves to Honiara. I showed Mike the central market, local shops, cafes for coffee and AC, as well as some local cuisine. We are borrowing a … Continue reading One Week In
We have arrived in Honiara, which will be our home for the next few months. The view from the flat we are renting is arguably one of the best on the island.