How Did I End Up On This Little Island?

How Did I End Up On This Little Island?

Article | When friends returned to New Zealand after a period of volunteering in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, I knew almost nothing about the island. I sipped at my tea and listened as Bougainville was vividly bought to life through their stories. Are you SUBSCRIBED to my YouTube Channel? Simply click on the link, hit SUBSCRIBE and… Read More

The Journey So Far | 220 Days in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville – Part 5

My Journey So Far | 220 Days in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville

Article | 220 days in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. That’s how long I’ve been on the remote Melanesian island – a place which offers hikes through utter wilderness, rarely seen natural wonders, incredible underwater scenes and wide beaming smiles. However, very few people make it to the Autonomous Region… Read More

Yes Man – Part 4

Blog | Yes Man – Part 4. I’m approaching the half way mark of my time in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea – as good a time as any for reflection on what’s happened so far. I often jump straight to the major activities, like trekking through… Read More

Why do they wear those boots? – Part 3

Island Life – Part 3. Write at least half a dozen more paragraphs of this latest blog entry ‘Why do they wear those boots?’ before venturing to the kitchen I tell myself… My stomach grumbles, unsatisfied by the cup of homemade Greek yogurt with fresh pineapple and a glass of water… Read More

One Month of Island Life – Part 2

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… Read More

A Year of Island Life in Bougainville – Part 1

Part 1  |  Beginning of Dec 2016 First Week Nem bilong mi Adam. Yu Orait? One and a half weeks into island life on Bougainville and these are the two things I’ve picked up in Tok Pisin so far… some things never change and my grasp of foreign languages certainly… Read More