Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel

Honiara, Solomon Islands | Hotel
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Memorials and Relics

A travel blog entry by stevie1944

Today was our final day on Guadalcanal. This morning we attended a memorial service for the HMAS CANBERRA, a Royal Australian Navy ship that was sunk in 1942. It was an excellent ceremony, attended by the prominent individuals from the previosu ceremonies, both civilian and military personnel. The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands was in …

Islands in the South Pacific

A travel blog entry by stevie1944

Our day of touring revloved around a day trip to Tulagi, an island across Iron Bottom Sound from Guadalcanal. We left our hotel at 7:30 this morning but were unable to find the boat we were taking to Tulagi. Eventually we located our boat, and the 17 of us going were joined by the Australian Coloonel, an Australian army nurse captain and four …

Day of Remembrance

A travel blog entry by stevie1944

Today is the 68th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal, and a day of remembrance. We left our hotel this morning at 7:05. After raining early this morning the clouds parted and the sun came out. Our first stop this morning was the US memorial. John Innes, our tour guide, arranges the commemoration each year, and delivered the opening remarks. …

Touching History

A travel blog entry by stevie1944

I awoke for breakfast at 6:30 this morning to find that the ferry boat we were supposed to take to Tulagi blew a motor, and was now stranded in the strait. Luckily John had a backup plan, which turned out to be incredible.
We left the hotel this morning around 9:00 and drove to Hill 66, another hill west of Mt. Austen. A marine unit was …

Into the Jungle

A travel blog entry by stevie1944

I am writing this entry early today because lately I have been tired after our long day trips and have been less than willing to write a long journal entry.
Today we left the hotel around 9:15 because our buses were late. Our first stop was the former Matanikau Village, where a church stands today. An American patrol was killed here, and some …

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