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Solomon Islands Trip - People

A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to join my friend to her short trip to Solomon Islands. She used to work at there as a volunteer over a year, so she knew where to go, who to meet and what to eat. The whole trip was very comfortable for me. Although I only spent only a week there, I was able to meet some interesting people.t

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This gentleman sold the newspaper on the street and was jubilant to pose for my camera.

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Coincidentally, the day we arrived was The Annual Disability Sports Day that the hospital my friend used to work for organises each year. So, we visited the event and among many people, this little girl seems very curious and shy at the same time. She kept staring for some time, and I had to take this shot.

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The school kids were heading home.They all must have been thinking that why on earth this Asian man taking photos of the people. Still, though, he didn't forget to smile.

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Young mum and her baby from a local village. It was wonderful to be in the place where people don't give you suspicious eyes while being photographed. People are still genuine here.

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The driver of the banana boat and the shopping lady. While we spent most of the time in Honiara, we also made a short trip to the Nugu Resort, which takes the two-hour boat ride from the main island. The is the driver of the banana boat and the lady takes care of grocery shopping for the resort. It goes through rough waves, and I wouldn't call it comfortable, but the sightseeing of flying fish is a fantastic bonus.

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The member of The Ele-kai Dancers from North Malaita province in Solomon Islands. Again, my friend and I visited the local beach near Honiara, and this group happened to be on the location shooting their promotional video of performing traditional Solomon Islands dance.

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The leader of the group was one very passionate man and incredibly kind, too. He gave me the full induction of the group and also actually *encouraged* me to take photos of them. Meeting something totally unexpected would be the best treat of the travelling. I wish all the best to these young men.

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