The Travel Buzz

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The Travel Buzz. When I started preparations for a year-long stay in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, I had a reoccurring thought – this would be the first time I would be “travelling” by living in just one town for a whole year; would I get … Read more

A Little Slice of Paradise in Bougainville

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Over the New Year break I headed out to a small island called Pok Pok just a short banana boat ride from Bougainville mainland. I stayed in a basic bungalow near the ocean and spent my time snorkelling, swimming and trekking.The snorkeling was a particular highlight. The outer reef was the best I have experienced. The water, coral and fish shone unbelievable colours. I was surrounded by life. Shoals of fish all around me,  incredible coral lined the ocean floor,  blue starfish clung to rocks and reef sharks glided effortlessly in the strong current... way more effortlessly than me 
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A Little Slice of Paradise. A short banana boat ride from Keita, near Arawa, Pokpok Island in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville is a place of few distractions, where you can’t help but relax. No shops, no wifi, limited power and intermittent phone service from atop a steep hill makes … Read more

Crabs Are On The Loose!

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The sound of laughter spread throughout the back of the tarpaulin covered 4 x 4 truck. Fellow passengers shuffled positions in the crammed public motor vehicle to get a glimpse of the guy in the far corner. ‘Crabs, crabs, the crabs have escaped!’ I yelled to no one in particular. I … Read more

Into the Mountainous Region of Rotokas

Video | Several months ago I’d never heard of the area of Rotokas in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Yet here I was about to disappear into the mountainous terrain for 3 days of trekking. I still knew very little about the area. A couple of conversations with volunteers on the island whom had visited. And a brief information pack providing an overview and advising to take warm clothes. However, these glimpses were nothing but positive and it sounded like the Rotokas region would be nothing short of spectacular. Mountains, volcanoes, river, streams, waterfalls and caves, surrounded by the dense rainforest that only the island of Bougainville can offer – what more could you ask for!?

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Why do they wear those boots? – Part 3

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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

Snorkel Pokpok Island – Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

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 crowds of people!

18 Ways I Adapted to New Surroundings

18 Ways I Adapted to New Surroundings

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 … Read more

Friendship sparks in Bougainville

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I love the vibrancy of the local fruit, vegetable and smoked fish market. It's hectic,  it's frantic and it's full of life - plus the produce is top notch!

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 … Read more

Snorkeling at Loloho Beach, Bougainville

Loloho Beach, near the town of Arawa on the island of Bougainville offers visitors top notch white sands, turquoise water and incredible snorkeling on the reef. I took the Go Pro along to trial it out in my first underwater video. I think I’ll be a regular visitor to this beach over the next year…

The hidden live bridges of Bougainville

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“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, … Read more