There are so many ways to approach a place you’ve never visited before. At one end of the spectrum, people do weeks of research and make detailed plans about everything they’ll see and do. At the other end of the spectrum is where I began my recent trip to what I now call “the unexpected Solomon Islands”.
After a two hour and 45-minute direct flight from Brisbane (serviced by both Virgin and Solomon Airlines), I was delighted to feel the tropical warmth instead of the cold Sydney winter I’d left behind.
The 40-minute drive from the airport to the city’s Heritage Park Hotel is characterised by a bit of traffic and a few potholes, however both problems will be fixed when the Kukum Highway roadworks are completed – hopefully next year. And that’s the sum total of all the negative things I have to say about my Solomon Islands visit.
Author: Teresa Russell
Date: August 17, 2018
Publication: Travel Weekly