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Vella Lavella Island

  • Megapode Bird eggs

    Vella Lavella Island Favorites

    You may wish to try megapode bird eggs while you are here. These birds lay their eggs in the warm soil near the thermal pools and the locals harvest them for food. They taste just like chicken eggs and the only noticeable difference is that they are mostly yoke with just a very thin white part on the outside. There may be laws in some areas...

  • Meal Times

    Vella Lavella Island Local Customs

    There are no set meal times on this island, or presumably in most rural parts of the Solomon Islands. People eat when they're hungry. This may be different from what you do at home. It was for me, anyway. Nonetheless, you will still be given a fantastic meal in the evening should you stay here.

  • Gizo Strait water conditions

    Vella Lavella Island Warnings and Dangers

    If the weather looks ominous and you don't feel comfortable crossing the Gizo Strait, then DON'T. That's not to say that you should not trust the advice of your guides. They are very good at navigating the route. However, they will not want to disappoint you and may attempt the crossing even when not safe to ensure you get back to Gizo according to...


New Georgia

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  • Flying into Munda

    New Georgia Warnings and Dangers

    Be certain you are in Munda before you get out of the plane. Solomon Airlines is fairly informal about their arrivals, and if you are on a flight with multiple stops (such as Honiara to Munda), the pilot will land the aircraft, drop people off, and be on his way with the remaining passengers. He will not announce the village you've just arrived in,...

  • Rainforest Walk

    New Georgia Things to Do

    I was able to arrange a guided rainforest walk through Agnes Lodge in Munda. This was a very educational experience as there are many plants in the forest which can cure ailments and serve various purposes that are not well-known to outsiders.

  • Fishing off New Georgia

    New Georgia Sports & Outdoors

    While on my way back from Skull Island, my guide dropped a trolling line off the back of the canoe and after a few minutes appeared to have caught something. It turned out to be a two or three foot long Spanish mackerel! If you'd like to do some fishing in the lagoon of New Georgia, there are obviously fish to be caught.



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  • Solomon Airlines Office in Gizo

    Gizo Transportation

    This is their office. Unless you are lucky and your ferry between Gizo and Honiara sails soon, you will have to take a boiat.I have been three times in Gizo, the first two times I got there by boat, but this last time, in 2014, I had to fly because waiting for the ferry was mor expensive (hotel, food, etc.) than the plane. Furthermore, it was...

  • Drink beer Sol Brew

    Gizo Things to Do

    Welcome to Gizo, says the sign. It is a good idea to celebrate your arrival to Gizo drinking one beer.

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