Author(s): Paula Henriksen
Imagine landing in a foreign country during a peace keeping mission. You move into a compound where your taps run dry and then the generator blows up, leaving you with no water or power. It is hot, the sort of heat you cannot imagine and you have responsibility for a $60 million aid program. This was Paula's introduction to the Solomon Islands.Crocodiles lurked around every corner and nothing went according to plan. She was tempted to run away. But then she developed a guilty addiction - that offered surprising bounties! After two years she returned to Australia, lugging a pile of designer clothes and love for a country that had changed her forever.