The long overdue update…

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…

Planes, Ships, and Motor Canoes

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

A Taste of the Island Cultures

Sometimes people ask me to describe the Solomon Islands.  They often ask: What are the people like?  What is their culture like?  What do they eat?  I always struggle to answer because the Solomon Islands are very diverse.  There are nine provinces spread over 1100 kilometers, with over 70 distinct languages.  Generally, the people are … Continue reading A Taste of the Island Cultures

Mbonege beach

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

One Week In

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