We had a free Saturday so we ventured west to Mbonege beach, a few kilometers up the road from Turtle beach. Because this is a popular destination, the price was recently increased. They now charge per head: 30 SBD/person for snorkeling and 100SB/person for diving. This beach received its significant landmark on November 15, 1942, … Continue reading Mbonege beach
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
Today we headed out to Turtle Beach. Beaches in the Solomon Islands are all privately owned and usually have an entrance fee that is dependent on the size and type of car you have. Turtle beach was SB$50 for the day in the car we borrowed. Several people told us that the snorkeling there was … Continue reading Turtle Beach
Since coming back from the Solomon Islands last year, we both have been very busy! Mike was managing many clients and changes at work. I spent the year applying for grants, writing a research proposal and other theoretical papers to advance to candidacy. I became a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology on June 13! But then I … Continue reading An Extended Fiji Layover
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.
“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher