Honiara, in Solomon Islands, is a place that some 56,000 people call home.
From here it's roughly 680 miles (1094 kilometers) to the west to New Britain, Papua New Guinea and 800 miles (1287 kilometers) to the southeast to Port Vila, Vanuatu.
If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to do in Honiara, make tracks to the National Museum and the Museum of Traditional Houses. Of the many well-curated collections around, these are two of the more praised.
Reflect on the nation’s past struggles at sites such the American Memorial; a solemn reminder that peace and freedom should never be taken for granted. Study the plaques and signs and allow your imagination to float back through the smoke of battles past, before moving on to explore the other historic sites in the area.
Central Market is the perfect place to head to if you have a passion for shopping and people watching. See what locals are wearing and then buy a few original souvenirs.
Even casual gardeners will enjoy Botanical Gardens, an important area of horticultural conservation in Honiara. In the manner of other botanical gardens on the planet this garden plays an important role in preserving a number of plant species.