What Yaren lack of shops and restaurants, next door Boe has. However, it's still no more than a collection of some ramshackle houses, a hotel, and a business complex. Residents are hidden in the woods towards Topside, the local name for the raised plateau in the middle of Nauru. Boe has surprisingly many Chinese restaurants, all with the same nondescript menu. The old and abandoned phosphate factory at the outskirt takes up a huge amount of space. Maybe that's why most of the government buildings are located in neighbouring Yaren on the far side of the landing strip, as far away from the factory as possible.