Just east of Papua New Guinea, the archipelago known as the Solomon Islands has long been a strategic stop off for seafarers. The ferocious battles that plagued the islands during WWII have now been replaced by ethnic clashes between the Guadalcanalese islanders and the Malaitans, diminishing their appeal as a tourist destination. Ethnic tensions are complemented by frequent power cuts and fuel crisis, which are overshadowed by even greater threats to the happiness of holidaymakers such as man-eating salt water crocodiles and malaria-spreading mosquitoes. Travelers without a death wish may wish to choose an alternative island for trekking through rugged mountains and exploring coral atolls, as let’s face it; there are plenty of other safer places.