Bougainville Blog | Island Life

Part 2  |  End of December 2016 We’ve been in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville for over a month now. It really doesn’t feel like it. I’ve mentioned this to the other volunteers on the island who’ve all replied with a similar response of ‘yes, our first month went quickly...

Cycling the South Island of New Zealand

Cycling the South Island of New Zealand. The plan was to cycle for 14 days and over 800 kilometres through New Zealand’s South Island. I was feeling a little intimidated. I AM FAR from an expert cyclist. I have a Giant hybrid that I use for commuting. But with two weeks until the Christmas holidays...

A Wellingtonian’s guide to a packed weekend in Wellington – New Zealand

“Adam Constanza describes his perfect itinerary for a couple of nights in Wellington” – Christchurch Press Escape ‘Capital man’s top spots’ published on 29 August 2016. If you’ve got a few days in Wellington and are keen to pack heaps into it, this might be the guide you’ve been looking...

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Snorkel Pokpok Island – Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

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Join me to snorkel the clear, warm watered outer reefs of Pokpok Island – Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, where shoals of neon fish surround you, intricate coral coats the ocean floor and sea urchins and starfish cling to the rocks. Best of all, I guarantee you won’t be surrounded by...
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You’ll probably already utilise a number of these ways I adapted to new surroundings, without even thinking about it. After arriving in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville from New Zealand just six weeks ago for a year long stay, it suddenly hit me that I had adapted. My surroundings felt...
Friendship sparks in Bougainville

Friendship sparks in Bougainville

New friends seem to come along in spurts. I can go for months or even years feeling like i’ve developed zero new friends and then all of a sudden, the friendship spark ignites and I’m forming new relationships left, right and centre. A month into my year in the Autonomous Region...
Snorkeling at Loloho Beach, Bougainville

Snorkeling at Loloho Beach, Bougainville

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The hidden live bridges of Bougainville

The hidden live bridges of Bougainville

“Visit the flower garden and see the live bridge” I read inquisitively from a text message. A live bridge? The thought of it had me intrigued. Was it simply a typo in the text message? Or was there really a live bridge? And what would a live bridge look like? “Ok,...
Bougainville Sunset

Bougainville Sunset

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Chabai, Bougainville | International Volunteer Weekend

Chabai, Bougainville | International Volunteer Weekend

New Video: 25 + volunteers from across the globe including Australia, Japan, Austria and New Zealand, all working on the island of Bougainville came together recently to help celebrate International Volunteer Day with the sisters and locals of the village of Chabai – enjoy this montage of our weekend on...
Bougainville Blog | Island Life

Bougainville Blog | Island Life

Part 2  |  End of December 2016 We’ve been in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville for over a month now. It really doesn’t feel like it. I’ve mentioned this to the other volunteers on the island who’ve all replied with a similar response of ‘yes, our first month went quickly...
The Bougainville Way

The Bougainville Way

Nem bilong mi Adam. Yu Orait?  Some things never change and my ability to quickly grasp foreign languages is one of them. I struggled to progress pass the basics of French at high school – introductions, where I live and how many brothers I have. 20 years later, this trait remains...

WHO AM I? Hi, I am Adam Constanza.
WHERE DO I LIVE? I have lived in Wellington, New Zealand for the last 10 years and currently living in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.
WHAT IS TRAVEL INSPIRED? A collection of my travel articles, videos and photographs to inspire people into adventure.
WHERE AM I NOW? I am in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea with Volunteer Services Abroad (VSA) for 2016/2017.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT SO FAR? A weekend with no phone signal, internet and limited power on the island of Pok Pok spent snorkeling, swimming and trekking, trekking through the jungles of Bougainville, discovering the incredible wildlife and building relationships with the locals of Bougainville.
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