Honiara, Guadalcanal: More Scenes August 10th 2009 So what is Guadalcanal like? Well, it's a bit difficult to explain, but I began to have some appreciation for it.
Anchoring out, I stayed on the ship for the first couple of days, but after meeting some people and getting out of the main area, it was actually pretty nice. There's loads of history and even if the locals don't give a super warm greeting at first, it got much nicer as the da ... 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