I just came back from two glorious weeks in the Solomon Islands. Keep reading to find out about what I got up to and a little bit about this incredible paradise.
The Solomon Islands are a 3hr flight North-East of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. I visited my friends Rob and Lucy who work for Save the Children in Honiara, the capital city on the island of Guadalcanal. Some of you may know that in 1942, an intense and important battle between the Japanese and the Allied Forces was fought there. In fact, the main road in Honiara has nothing but water on one side and is called the Iron Bottom Sound because there are so many sunken ships there!
|Neil @ Tulagi Dive, Honiara|
|Me upon completing the "Big Volcano Walk".|
During my second week I visited the island known as Savo, which features two active volcanoes and tons of dolphins! You can also see the Megapode birds who dig holes to lay their eggs near the heat caused by the volcanoes, just
|The Boiling Waterfall|
|Welcome to Sunset Lodge!|
|Noki - such a cutie!|
I loved everything about the Solomons. I liked the curious and smiling locals, the smells, the language, the food, the money, the sea and the gentle hand of "Solomon time".
I encourage anyone, especially Australians, to check out the Solomons. Less tourists, more unspoiled locations, cheaper accommodation and activities, plus world class tropical diving and snorkeling.
Save the Children Solomon Islands Please consider a donation.
Flights are available via Solomon Airlines or Virgin Pacific from Brisbane and cost around AUD$400 each way. July-September are good months to visit.