A Slice of Life in the Solomon Islands

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

An Ode to the Afternoon Down Pour in the Tropics

I love when it rains here. The sweet fresh smell of new life emerging from the previous dust and oppressive heat. The streets become deserted and only chickens are brave enough to strut up and down the rain drenched streets. Life returns to the trees. They take on once more a lush and deep green … 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

A Day in the Life of an Expat in Jakarta

By Morgan Pettersson. After living in Jakarta for six weeks, I can guarantee that each day will be different and difficult but fresh and exciting at the same time. The city is a paradox between the extremely wealthy, and the poor but friendly working population. I have realised that it is quite hard to put … Continue reading