Location: Base Camp, Solomon Islands
Today is quiet hot with a balmy 35c and humiditity at about 95% its excellent to have the air con while working, but in saying i sit and wonder what it is like for the those who have to work out in the heat.
As im walking back from the makeshift ward where i have been organising some distilled water I notice like a new epicsode from Mash a helicopter flys over head the sound of the propellers making the aspen team edgy on its arrival. In the distance some Australian Army personnel had not only the usual uniform on but also sniper like gear including leg protection, hats with face protection, arm guards, full length pants and shirts with vest. While wearing this attire they then proceed to march, pretend fight, yelling & climbing trees. They must be paid good money to be doing this, back in Australia i doubt you would get these teams out in our summer even if it for training.
Last night a group of us had planned to head out and grab a bite to eat and try a hand of gambling at the casino. With the meeting time at 6.30pm, around 7 of us piled into the designated van and headed for the Taj Mahal, Indian Restuarant on the last few occassions i had been to this venue i had extremely tasty food and was looking forward the night ahead. My meal was ok nothing to rave about this time. After dinner we got back into the van head count and headed towards the Casino this isnt the usual style from the front the rope lighting of red, green, pink and blue doesnt really give the sense of riches. Walking in there, no sight of security, no sight of rules of attire, no age limits ? We proceeded upstairs to the high rollers. The room was like walking into someones lounge room with cheap card tables from $2 shop and young pretty girls behind them. No mood lighting or class. A friend explained the rules of black jack, played one round and then the night was over, made our way back to King Sol and fell asleep.
The weekend is drawing to a near i must do shopping and a little more siteseeing only 49 days to go..... time is running out,
lots to do work to get back to or more to the point Dentist to avoid
Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands
Back again gud moning halo fren
(good morning hello friend) ,
This time a quick update on whats been going on for the week.
Work mainly with time for dinner & drinks most nights, its been a fairly quiet week with the few scale and cleans to do. Last night was an adventure with a boat cruise organised straight from work onto a nice big boat with drinks & dinner(hope the life), the management staff were the keen ones to keep up the drinking arms, few silly jokes like ice down my undies from a few staff members and a fishing line that i bumped that ended up stopping the boat everyone running to see what les had caught and it was all my fault how embarrassing i suppose you had to be there. Then onto a room party with a funky DJ and more drinks, is was an excellent night to remember with many pics to prove it from others i may add....
So today just catching my on a few emails and off to the pool in a little bit for some sun tanning and socializing cant get enough of that. Met some very lovely nurses and hopefully in the next few weeks can share a laugh with them.
Ok until the next free moment
Lukim iu bihaen (See you later in pidgin)
Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands
Ok so here goes, I can't say that im the best at spelling or grammar but this isnt what its about i want to be able to share with my fellow friends & family my travelling work/social experiences that i would normally tell the same story thousand times when i return. It's also a chance for people to keep uptodate as to where i am in the world because it seem to be free flowing at the moment.
So currently in Solomon Islands Honiara, where i have been for a 2 week stay before, im doing dental assisting for the aus/nz/png police and defence forces for the next two months.
Life here is an experience with tropical weather, palms, coconuts, language barriers and an excellent drop of local beer. However there is an interesting mix of local life and compound working conditions. I stay a hotel about 30mins away from the base where it can be very unsafe to walk alone to the compound life where lanyards with secruity tags are a must.
Working in the dental setting is a breeze with limited patient base an excellent setup and quirky Dentist, it can be a little dull with little to no work - to overload and do have enough hours in the day.
Now i will keep in the info at the moment to brief as i will log on most days and add little snips of info and things are i find unique and interest also share photos of this experience
Look forward to your many comments
Will keep in touch and informed