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... 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 ...
... of people just standing around, waiting for something to happen. The Chinese businesses had closed and parked their vans in the Church compound. I got talking to an English girl at the Resthouse who was in Honiara for work and she said that the Church and the Brotherhood was highly respected in Honiara, and to sin against them (I.e. by vandalising cars parked in their compound) was to sin against God. In ...
... stayed at in Australia and the whole Resthouse was very clean and well kept, with a large balcony and pleasant breeze.
Some time later I went for a walk to the market. All I can say is that for a capital city, Honiara looks very under developed, with no proper consistent pavement, no proper roads (just a bit of road, then sand/dust/stones), no nice buildings and no great scenery. The buses, I discovered, are ...
... had dark skin and short blonde dreads. He said he used to work as a tour guide with Scandinavians visiting the Solomons. He pointed out the market to me and warned me of pickpockets if I was to go there. My rest house was just round the corner, and Kelly Klinsmann gave me his phone number on the back of a business card belonging to a friend of his and said if I needed anything to give him a call. I later found out that this friend is the owner of an upmarket resort in Gizo.
... There are a huge amount of local tribal languages so most people speak pidgen or English. Pidgen is really hard to understand but easy enough to read. You can see they are trying hard to get tourists to go there but their culture is very relaxed and they just aren't use to customer service. It never bothered us and was more comical than anything else but we were in the poshest hotel on the island and it was like find your own room, check yourself in, carry your own bags ...
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