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Met Puapuma Village

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A community hidden in a corner of Isabel Province, which show me the true beauty of the way of life of this Islands … Welcome to Puapuma Kindy Village. Almost without realizing it, we were going into that village and we were surrounded by people and children who welcomed us with flower necklaces and popular songs. A whole ceremony had ... Read More »

A welcome culture

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On the other side of the world, on the islands that few know about, there is a culture full of identity. Here, families are large and united, where there is always a new uncle or cousin to meet. The houses always have new people, as if it were any lodging establishment, where family of different islands know that they always ... Read More »

Tips for next volunteers in the Solomons

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Travelling without expectations, you get to enjoy much more, let surprise, that everything does not go as planned is normal in the Solomon Islands. The adventure will be your traveling partner. Always expect the unexpected. The “solomon time” will be, gradually, part of your day, so don’t stress if you see that things don’t happen, take advantage of every minute ... Read More »

Learn to learn

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When we begin to learn pidgin our first reaction is that we’re back to the basics of English, which makes us confused by the complexity of easyest, and does us suspect what are we really learning. Once I had the experience of learning this new language I can give some suggestions that may help you: First and perhaps, the most important ... Read More »

Back to the future

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After 23 weeks, 23 tablets to prevent malaria, more than 160 days where it has not missed rice, tuna and coconut. After 5 flights to come and 4 to take off. After making the jump to more than 17,000 kilometers away. After about 80 hours by boat which allowed me to step 4 of the country’s provinces. After 8 trails ... Read More »

A boost for communities

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Just the introduction of the CBT concept arouses the interest of the locals in Solomon Islands, as the main current tourist activity is centered on a “agency tourism”, hotels, travel packages and activities that bear little relation to the local community, thereby leaving behind what is really important and that makes the difference of the place, their culture, their heritage ... Read More »

Lane Pidgin

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Sometimes simplicity is harder than it looks, but that could be the first rule when learning pidgin. Forget about grammar formalisms and simplifies the most of your expressions, break your English. Learning ( Inglés), Lane (Pidgin). Pidgin is the cocktail resulting mixture of influences of different languages ​​with some ingredients of the varied local wealth. Although English is its direct ... Read More »

Be a volunteer

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When we think about our first voluntary service, we never think about going to the other side of the world. But I always believed that the only impossible journey in life is the one you never take; An adventure that began with an impulse and a desire to help, and finally brought me experiences that made me grow as a ... Read More »

Taboo

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Beliefs, stories, legends and taboos. It’s almost impossible to understand the culture of the Solomon Islands, leaving aside these aspects. And, though it seems a science fiction movie, everything, sometimes strange and unexpected enough, always has an explanation or a story that gives life, closer or more far from reality. As a general rule, much it depends on the family, ... Read More »

An opportunity to continue growing

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As it says, there are subjects that are not included in the academic curriculum and there are things that are not learned in the classroom. Volunteering could be a practical part that comes in handy to any student and anyone in general. His character of “voluntary” implies that something is optional and that each individual chooses, but what is clear ... Read More »

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