Around the Solomons
By Richard Moore
you want to explore the main island of Guadalcanal then
hiring a car is probably the best way to get around.
roads are serviceable but, in outlying areas, you do
need to drive to the condition of the sealed surface.
night be careful as some potholes are pretty big.
the Solomons capital of Honiara taxis are everywhere
and will get you to where you want to go with no fuss.
are reasonably priced with a a trip within city limts
about SB$10, to the airport about SB$80 for the 20-minute
have meters so sort out the price with the driver before
my opinion the most convenient way to get to the other
main islands is by plane.
is quick, comfortable and you get to see some beautiful
land and sea scapes below you.
Airlines has regular schedules across the main routes
and I have to say arriving at a grass airfield in a
remote part of the country is wonderful.
is sitting around waiting for a flight out and chatting
with the locals.
are really nice parts of the journey to saying "we
are in somewhere very different".
most usual form of transportation in the regions is
fibreglass workhorses are used as cars, buses and trucks
and will get you everywhere you need to go.
did so many trips in them during our stay we felt extremely
comfortable being taken anywhere in a longboat - even
across open water on a choppy day.
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