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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Overseas friends team up to document "treks and adventures in Solomon Islands" through a new "Exploring Solomons" website

A former tax reform advisor to the Solomon Islands Department of Finance from 2005-2007, Mr Harry Greenwell has teamed up with another eight overseas friends to document their trekking experiences and adventures in various islands throughout the Solomons in a new wiki website known as "Exploring Solomons", which may assist greatly in promoting our country to overseas tourists.

According to information obtained by TARD from Mr Greenwell and the Exploring Solomons wiki website, original content on the site was compiled by nine friends who lived in Solomon Islands at different times between 2002 and 2007. They originally compiled their stories into a document called "Treks and Adventures in Solomon Islands", which was distributed in March 2007 (Click to download a pdf version here).

It is understood the original adventures and expriences shared range from Honiara walks, Savo and the Weathercoast village stays, and the Malaita trek. It also inlcude hikes and bike rides on Guadalcanal, climbing Kolombangara, kayaking through Marovo Lagoon, Simbo and Ranonnga, chilling out at Tetepare, and accommodation in Western Province prior to the tsunami.

In addition the adventures also covered riding in Rennell, climbing of Mount Popomanaseu, cycling from North Malaita to Auki, camping in Isabel, exploring the waterways in Choiseul, information on Makira, and surfing around the Solomons.

A wikispace is a simple webpage that groups, friends and families can edit together which means that anyone who wants to edit or add anything to the "Exploring Solomons" webpage can do so at the discretion of the website administrators.

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