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March 2011 Blog Posts (12)

On Fiji Islands -- Nadi -- Chapter 1.8



"G'day," Jerry said. "Those spearchuckers looked like they meant business. Big chaps these Fijians. I reckon they were well fed in the old days. Did you hear about the cannibal who passed his brother in the…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on March 30, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Nadi -- Chapter 1.7

It grew dark; the waiter who brought the beer became invisible except for his white shorts. After dusk some small creatures (birds?) began moving in fits and starts across the lawn. I got up to see what they were. They were…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on March 28, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Nadi -- Chapter 1.6



The narrow tracks of a sugar railway now ran beside the road. A train appeared with a vulgar blast on its electric horn: a boxy yellow engine pulling a dozen flat:-bed cars piled high and…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on March 26, 2011 at 8:04am — No Comments

Our Fiji Holiday

We have returned home to a cold Adelaide, after spending 10 beautiful days in Fiji. Staying at Sonaisali, beautiful people, wonderful place. Fiji time, we love it.

Added by Colleen Warburton on March 25, 2011 at 11:18pm — 1 Comment

On Fiji Islands -- Nadi -- Chapter 1.5

Krishna's taxi sped flamboyantly, in the manner of Third World taxis, towards Lautoka, the second city of Fiji.

"I like the dry side," Derek said, more than once, but for me this part…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on March 24, 2011 at 9:35pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Nadi -- Chapter 1.4

During the last century, missionaries, officials, and antiquarians collected many Fijian oral histories and legends while the traditions were still fresh. No early account mentioned a mass migration from across the sea,…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on March 21, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Nadi -- Chapter 1.3

Derek bought two barkcloth placemats from the bushy-haired Fijian saleswoman. We were then approached by her son,…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on March 15, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Nadi -- Chapter 1.2

When the plane touched down the ethnobotanist awoke, cupped his ears in his hands, and began to complain in a…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on March 13, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Nadi -- Chapter 1.1

After breakfast Derek went…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on March 11, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Nadi -- Chapter 1

Ronald Wright's classic travel guide, On Fiji Islands, was published in 1983 to critical acclaimHe has graciously allowed Fijiguide.com to serialize his work for…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on March 9, 2011 at 10:07pm — No Comments

My Introduction to On Fiji Islands



This is the first installment of On Fiji Islands, by Ronald Wright.  As mentioned in an earlier blog posting, Ron is both an…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on March 5, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Interview with On Fiji Islands Author, Ron Wright—Part 3

This is the third of a three part interview with Ronald Wright, the author of On Fiji Islands.  The book will be serialized on Fijiguide.com in the near future.

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Added by Robert F. Kay on March 2, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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