Answers to our Questionnaire for Visitors of Solomon Islands

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Sex? male
Profession/occupation? Medical Student
Medical school year or years of experience since graduation? 6
Home country? UK
What made you want to go to Solomon Islands? browsing the web
Did you go alone or in company? alone
Arriving in Solomon Islands
When did you arrive in Solomon Islands? September 2009
Did you encounter any bureaucratic difficulties? no
What was your first impression after arrival? Mixed
Living in Solomon Islands
What did positively surprise you? -
What did negatively surprise you? Living costs
What took longest to get used to? Lifestyle
What did you miss most in Solomon Islands? Friends and family
What should you have brought along? -
What did you do to prevent malaria? Nets, doxycycline
Place and province where you spent most of your time? Honiara, Honiara-City
Other places/provinces where you stayed? -
Where did you stay? Chester Guest House, Kiwi-House
How long did you stay at each location? 1 week, 5 weeks
How much did you pay for each? SBD - , 200
Where did you usually eat? Home
What did you typically pay for a normal meal? SBD 110
What local food/beverage did you like most? Fish
What local food/beverage did you like least? -
Mobile phone services
If you brought along a mobile phone, which services did you successfully use? -
Comments? -
Money matters
Used Travel Cash Card in GBP issued by Caxton to get cash at ATMs
Comments? -
Working in Solomon Islands
How did you usually go to work? walk
Where did you work? NRH
What was your occupation? Medical Student
What were your working days and hours? 9 till 12
What was particularly difficult in regard to your work? Language [pijin]
Did you feel accepted by the locals? yes
What did you usually do in your spare time after work? Swimming at the hotel
Questions for medical trainees of all levels (students to registrars)
How was the supervision? adequate
Comments -
How was the teaching? adequate
Comments -
Leaving Solomon Islands and looking back
When did you leave Solomon Islands? October 2009
How long was your stay? 8 weeks
How do you judge the length of your stay? just about right
What did you learn from the locals? -
Your advice to prospective visitors? -
What did you miss most when back at home again? The weather, relaxed lifestyle, beaches, diving
What did you enjoy most when back at home again? Seeing friends and family
Would you go back for another stay? Anytime!
Estimated total cost of your stay (including travel costs)? GBP 2,500
Additional comments? -

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