Solomon Islands Warnings and Dangers
Malaria is rife in the Solomon Islands. At the time of my visit, there was no hotter place in the world for the disease than here. I met numerous locals during my stay who were suffering from it, and they didn't seem to think much of it. They treated it just like the common cold. It comes; it goes. Of course, you should NOT have this attitude....more
Gizo seems to be subject to frequent water shortages and brief droughts--surprising given its location near the equator and its lush surroundings. When I was there, the water at my lodge almost ran out entirely. If you are asked to conserve water, please do your part. The water at my lodge came from a catchment tank, not from a city water utility...more
The heat in the Solomon Islands can be oppressive, especially if you've flown in from a temperate location such as North America or Europe. Be sure to allow for a couple days of rest when you arrive, if possible, before undertaking any physically strenuous activities such as hiking or climbing. And make sure to drink a lot of water. When you're...more
Be careful with mosquitos due to Malaria. Just be careful with your money and try to stay with locals wherever you are. The more locals you befreind the safer you are. Sometimes, even in town , villagers will rip you off when you buy artifacts. If you have a local with you, you are garunteed to get a good deal!more
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