I can’t believe I’m writing a blog…

“I’m writing a blog” you sound like such a dick. So why am I doing it? There is so little current information on Kiribati that I wanted something a little bit more permanent and public than a string of stalkerbook posts.

Kiribati is no-where near as bad as we were led to believe from everything we had read and researched and where told. South Tarawa has had a hige influx of people in the last few years, and with the sealing of the ‘main road’ (honestly – it has no other name), there have been a lot of changes to the country.

A little boy who made a drum set.

To begin with, you can get almost anything you need form the shops here, you have to hunt and go to multiple shops, but if you try hard enough you can probably get it. Shampoo, soap, deoderant, tinned tomatoes, toasters, pens and pencils, computers… you get the point. The range of food is very dependent on what is in town at any particular time, for instant, cheese is almost impossible to find.

There are a lot of restaurants that are available that I-matangs can eat at – typically if it is in a proper building, you will be fine to eat there.

Ultimately, I am committing the ultimate embaressment of writing a blog, so that others may get a better insight into what Kiribati is like now.

Swimming at the bridge.

One thought on “I can’t believe I’m writing a blog…

  1. Wow, what a great Blog Leigh – and you are very good at it, ‘coz as you know your mother was a little worried at taking No. 4 grandchild to the ends of the earth to be hunted by cannibals or dying from poisonous fish……. but of course the real killer would be No Cheese!!!! How can one live without the yellow stuff called cheese. Eli really has found his feet hasn’t heand is a run of the mill little boy; I wonder if he will still play the marble game when he gets back, and I wonder how much he will remember when he is older. It does seem Nanna might have to get out her flogging stick once again to sort him out – just ask Maddy about the flogging stick!! So looking forward to getting some photos for the annual calendar. What an exciting year it has been for all of us with lots of overseas trips. Well done to the Rio mob for their support and new equipment. So my two dear children, safe trip back home and kisses to Eli. Love mummy


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