Have you ever used your sandals to play music?

Video | I’m guessing probably not unless you are from Bougainville of course, where sandals are commonly used to play the bamboo pipes. It was a pleasure to witness this bamboo band play in Arawa recently – showcasing incredible talent, speed and precision. Combined with singing, dancing and the beat of the bamboo, it results in something undeniably beautiful. Witness it for yourself with this energetic display of Bougainvillian bamboo bands at their finest.S

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Living On A Remote Island | A Day In The Life Of…

Video | How Do You Spend Your Day? It’s a question I’m often asked since moving from Wellington, New Zealand to the remote island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea for a 18-month overseas stint. It’s fair to say that no two days are the same in PNG, however this short video will give a taste of a typical day living on a remote island – a day in the life of… So, if you’re thinking of moving abroad and relocating to a remote location or island for a while – check out how this freelance travel writer, adventurer and volunteers’ accompanying partner spends his time.

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A Spontaneous Bamboo Performance | Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Video | One of my favourite places in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea to relax and kick back – Pokpok Island. During a recent visit some of the children of Pokpok Island put on a spontaneous bamboo performance. And wow, they can really play those bamboos with a jandal!

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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

Why Bougainville, Papua New Guinea?

Video | Why Bougainville? It’s a question I’m asked often and will often answer in various ways. However, it got me thinking about some of the reasons that keep me here and why I am staying longer than planned. The easiest way to show these reasons? In a video of course! A highlights reel of my adventures so far in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.

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Tips for Adjusting to Living Overseas in a Remote Location

Video | Are you thinking of living overseas for a while? Are you moving to a remote location abroad? Or just considering your options. If so, you’ve stumbled across the right video! In this latest video I share some of my TOP tips from living in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The things which I found useful to adjust, settle and make the most of your time overseas.

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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

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

Video | I touched down on the remote Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea with my partner exactly 220 days ago. Back then, I didn’t know what to expect… I was wondering, would I love it or hate it? And I kept thinking whether I would want to leave early or extend my stay? The only thing I knew for sure was it would be a JOURNEY, a journey of epic proportions… Well, this is how my journey has turned out so far… 220 Day in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.

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A Bougainville Sing Sing in Papua New Guinea

A Bougainville Sing Sing in Papua New Guinea Various schools from across central Bougainville came together recently in Keita, near Arawa for a sing sing recently (June 2017) – a performance of traditional attire, singing, dancing and music. I was fortunate enough to be in attendance to watch the fine displays, as… Read More

The Travel Buzz

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