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Trip Report Feed Back about HONIARA and Solomon Islands

Solomon islands are fantastic for me : beautiful pristine islands - no luxery resort.

Honiara is the capital of Solomon Islands, but don't waste your time there - it's the worst city i know .
I booked the "heritage hotel" in Honiara : not a bad hotel but very expensive for the confort - but avoid absolutely their restaurant

You might be interested by buying local wood carvings : they are fantastic - better to buy them in islands because Honiara is expensive

If you have to ship it because you are overweight for your flight : i tried DHL HONIARA - it was terribly expensive (800 Euros for europe) , they were supposed to pack and protect the items , but they didn't and they just but all items together in the parcel. Of course, wood carvings were damaged and broken at arrival.
When i was in Honiara i bought the insurance, but i can't get any official invoice, even if i paid with credit card. I finally get an official letter signed with the confirmation of the insurance and the amount of goods insured.
I declared in my country the broken items , but there is no subscribtion of any insurance and it seems the insurance paid was a kind of bonus for DHL HONIARA
So i am crazy and i will go to trial against DHL .
The weight of the parcel declared by DHL was 500 grammes , instead of 15 kilos ! and of course the shipment was delayed of 2 weeks

So avoid to work with that DHL HONIARA : not professional, not serious, damaged carvings because of insufficient protection, no invoice and no insurance even i paid for it - so quite a dishonnest company

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