A Slice of Life in the Solomon Islands

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Introducing my new book ‘Antarctic Youth Ambassador: protecting the last great wilderness on earth’

Read my new book, Antarctic Youth Ambassador: protecting the last great wilderness on earth. Journey with me from finding out that I had been chosen as an Antarctic Youth Ambassador, the trials and tribulations of fundraising $20,000, to making it to the ice and beyond. Intertwined into the narrative are facts about Antarctica, the Antarctic … Continue reading

Maravagi: The Best Snorkeling in the Solomon Islands

Want to take a day or weekend trip outside of hot and dusty Honiara and don’t know where to go? Well have no fear because the island of Maravagi will give you a slice of tropical paradise only a two hour boat ride away. The trip from Honiara to Maravagi is by small motorised boats … Continue reading

Welkom lo Solomon Aelans

Volcanic masses rise out of the ocean, covered in a mass of green interspersed by coconut trees. Fringed around these islands are reefs of the most exquisite fish and coral you may have ever seen. I am sitting on a beach, on a weekend escape, trying to take it all in. Suddenly a wooden dugout … Continue reading

Wakatobi: Your island paradise off the beaten track

Have you ever wanted to run away to an *almost* deserted tropical island where you have no modern technological distractions and only the weather and sun to guide your day? Well then you need to visit the island chain of Wakatobi in South East Sulawesi. The name of Wakatobi is an acronym of the first … Continue reading

Pulau Hari: The Jungle island

Only an hour drive and a short boat ride away from Kendari are a small group of islands off the coast of South East Sulawesi. Yet one of the islands stands out in contrast to its neighbours. Pulau Hari, pulau is the Indonesian word for island, is a mass of charcoal grey rocks faces rising … Continue reading

Don’t Worry Be Happy at Pulau Bokori

There is a small community of reggae enthusiasts here in rural South East Sulawesi. I never see them anywhere in town during the week except on Thursdays, when suddenly there are dreadlocked groups of young people congregating at Rock Cafe for the weekly reggae music night. In a town with no nightlife to speak of … Continue reading

A day trip to Pulau Lara

The best thing about living in this remote area of Indonesia is that there are so many little islands and hidden spots to explore that most people never make it to or even know exist. Pulau Lara, Pulau is the Indonesian word for Island, is one of these places that I went the other weekend … Continue reading

Reasons I love living in Rural Sulawesi:

No alarm: Unless I need to be awake really early for a work excursion, I wake up naturally anytime between 7am and 9am. It is such a luxury to never have to set an alarm and just wake up when your body naturally wants to. Have time for breakfast: I always eat breakfast I can’t … Continue reading

City Guide: Perth, Australia

Sitting on the bank of the mighty Swan River is the most isolated capital city in the world, Perth. Slowly creeping onto the world stage for its laid-back vibe and for its easy proximity to the surf and the bush this is a perfect travel destination. Perth is my city, my home and the one … Continue reading