King Solomon Hotel
Travel Blogs from Honiara
Much is written about Honiara and it's lack of appeal to the 'typical' traveller. Much of this is true. Few tourist sites, an unspectacular waterfront (by Pacific standards) and air quality were all noted. However, we passed our stay here continuously thinking that it was not as bad as it might have been! Safe, easy to navigate and unlike most …
... do think Benjamin was slightly cheeky in charging me for the fuel for the market when he was going to be going there anyway. NB the fuel was SBD18 per litre, about £1.50 and the shortest trip on all of the trips offered was 15 litres. Also when we got to Uepi Resort, Benjamin said he forgot the snorkelling gear, so I had to hire the gear at Uepi, for which I was then charged. Seeing as it was him that forgot the gear I ...
- On Monday my travels took me to the Solomons Airlines office just down the road from Chester Resthouse. Within a few minutes of me arriving and sitting in the waiting area, the women working there all seemed to stand up from their desks, look out the window with concerned expressions on their faces and speaking/asking each other questions (in Pijin, not English). I followed their glances and could see nothing out of ...
... into that group again and the man said "going already?" and I said "where is the BG?" and he replied, "up this road, here is the prison but go up this way and you'll reach the BG". Again, I waited until they were sufficiently ahead of me before pressing on.
The BG, when I eventually got there is essentially just a green area of Honiara! There's nothing there reminiscent of any kind of landscaping or information, just a load ...
... to make a quick decision as to my next destination, Vanuatu was substantially cheaper than Fiji, the latter of which I wasn't massively fussed about going to, so I booked to fly there.I had no idea what to expect in the Solomons, no prior knowledge or research of anything, what the people looked like, how they dress, what kind of homes they have, what kind of food they eat. So it was quite interesting to see the other people in my flight. White Australians and ...
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