The canoe is made by the men in the village, but this couldn’t be done without relying on the strength and quality of the women’s rope. A thought which I find so wonderful 🙂
I’m not sure if he recognised me or not, but I know for sure he looked at me holding the sign, then smirked, shook his head and kept walking. I’m pretty sure the shaking of the head could be interpreted as ‘what a fucking tree-hugging loser’.
I feel more comfortable using the written word to express my thoughts than to stand in front of people that are going about their business with a sign accusing their corporation for ruining the world. But that all changed this week.
As of last week, Kiribati President Anote Tong, announced that PIPA will be officially banned for all commercial fishing by the end of the year. In response to this, we can expect the numbers of tuna, billfish and sharks to double within a couple of decades, hopefully with a steady rise to their original numbers.
They will laugh at you. Most of the time you won’t know what you’ve done to make them laugh. Just roll with it and don’t take it as a personal insult – they just laughing. You’ll get used to it.
Through this blog I’ve been lucky enough to meet a lot of people that have given me a lot of insight to many of the questions I ask in my writings. When I first started this blog I made a promise to myself to learn more about Kiribati which means I have read lots of…
In previous posts I mentioned how wonderful the women in my family are. I have also previously mentioned that there are huge domestic abuse issues on Kiribati. Yeah, this isn’t such a happy topic is it? But nevertheless, a topic that must, must, must be out in the open. Unfortunately almost every I-Kiribati woman I…
Literally. Everywhere. Most of Kiribati looks like paradise on earth with its aqua lagoons and coconut trees, unfortunately on Tarawa there is rubbish on so many of the beaches. I’ve spoken about it in a previous post but the pollution on Tarawa is so in your face that I feel the need to yap on…
Jon Lewis is an amazing photographer that has captured the Kiribati culture and spirit in one click. Check out his blog. Fantastic.
Climate change in Kiribati The website set up by the Kiribati government to give more information on the environmental state of the country. A fantastic website!