Questionnaire for Visitors of Solomon Islands

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General: Your answers (except your e-mail address and your name) will be published on our web site so prospective visitors and volunteers can profit from your experience. We may edit, shorten or omit answers. Forms with no name will be discarded.

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About you
First Name (not published):
Last Name (not published):
E-Mail (not published):
My e-mail address may be passed on to a prospective visitor
Profession/occupation in your home country:
Home country:
What made you want to go to Solomon Islands? my previous visit(s)
talking to a previous visitor
reading an article
watching a video (e.g. on TV)
browsing the web
Did you go alone or in company? alone in company
Arriving in Solomon Islands
When did you arrive in Solomon Islands? Month: Year:
Did you encounter any bureaucratic difficulties? no yes
What was your first impression after arrival?
Living in Solomon Islands
What did positively surprise you?
What did negatively surprise you?
What took longest to get used to?
What did you miss most while in Solomon Islands?
What should you have brought along?
What did you do to prevent malaria?
Place and province where you spent most of your time?
Other places/provinces where you worked?
Accommodation at above places (if you had several, list them in order):
Where did you stay? (e.g. hotel, guesthouse, home sitting, etc.)
How long did you stay at each location? (e.g. 2 weeks, 1 month)
How much did you pay for each? (e.g. 100/night, 1000 total)
Where did you usually eat? (e.g. home, hospital cafeteria)
What did you typically pay for a normal meal?
What local food/beverage did you like most?
What local food/beverage did you like least?
Mobile phone services
If you brought along a mobile phone, which services did you successfully use? voice SMS data
Money matters
What did you use to get cash at banks and/or automatic teller machines (ATMs)? Have you been able to make cashless payments for certain goods/services? You can enter more than one issuer.
Travellers Cheques in issued by to get cash
  pay for goods/services
Travel Cash Card in issued by to get cash
  get cash at ATMs
  pay for goods/services
Debit or Bank Card issued by to get cash
  get cash at ATMs
  pay for goods/services
Credit Card issued by to get cash
  get cash at ATMs
  pay for goods/services
Working in Solomon Islands
How did you usually go to work? walkbusother
Where did you work? (e.g. NRH, hospital, department, etc.)
What was your occupation?
What were your working days and hours?
What was particularly difficult in regard to your work?
Did you feel accepted by the locals? yes no not sure
What did you usually do in your spare time after work?
Questions for medical trainees of all levels (students to registrars)
Medical school year (students) or years of experience since graduation (at the time of your visit)
How was the supervision?
very loose loose adequate close very close
How was the teaching?
very poor poor adequate good very good
Leaving Solomon Islands and looking back
When did you leave Solomon Islands? Month: Year:
How long was your stay? weeksmonths
How do you judge the length of your stay? just about right too short too long
What did you learn from the locals?
Your advice to prospective visitors?
What did you miss most when back at home again?
What did you enjoy most when back at home again?
Would you go back for another stay? Anytime!Yes.Maybe.No.Never!
Estimated total cost of your stay (including travel costs)?
Additional comments, suggestions, pleasant or unpleasant experiences you would like to share:
Did you write a blog or publish a report on a web site? If so, please list the web address(es) (URLs):
Note: links will be published on our Publications and Reports page, not together with your answers to this questionnaire.
Help us improve our information
Complaints, corrections, suggestions, and comments regarding information (please try to be specific: instead of "info is outdated" send us corrections or at least tell us what is outdated):
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