Solomon Islands - general info + battlefields of Guadalcanal & Tulaghi January 26th 2009 Solomon islands were the last stop on my journey. And probably the most difficult. Anyway, they were well worth the effort. First of all, there are battlefields, shipwrecks and rusty iron from the WWII. And the atmosphere is pristine since there are almost no tourists.
In six weeks that I’ve spent there, I only met one backpacker. And a couple of tourists in pricey resorts. The other foreigner ... read more
Oceania » Solomon Islands » Guadalcanal The UK established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the bitterest fighting of World War II occurred on these islands. Self-government was achieved in 1976 and independence two years later. Ethnic violence, government malf... ... read more