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April 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Green Travel Talk

Grace Fujimotu of Moon Travel Guides recently interviewed me about low-impact travel, the growing popularity of ecotourism, and how I became an early advocate for traveling green. The full interview is on…
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Added by David Stanley on April 16, 2010 at 1:12pm — 2 Comments

Column 20--Christmas Heat (part 2)

This is the twentieth column in a serialization of PACIFIC FLASH: A Year in FIJI by Gerry Takano. Copies will be available April 1, 2010. Stay tuned for more information.



Throughout my stay comparing Fiji with the drastic social, cultural and political scenes in places like contemporary Hawaii was taboo. It was best not to discuss, in any analytical and potentially cynical detail, my own biases and…

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Added by Gerald Takano on April 12, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Column 19-Christmas Heat

This is the nineteenth column in a serialization of PACIFIC FLASH: A Year in FIJI by Gerry Takano. Copies will be available later this year. Stay tuned for more information.



Expatriate dependency on technology was rampant even in rural Fiji. Willingly, we abandoned some conveniences -- cold showers, television, cell phones, the New York Times or CNN -- but not the laptop computer. The true test was when…

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Added by Gerald Takano on April 9, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Column 18--Thorns and Flowers (Part 2)

This is the eighteenth column in a serialization of PACIFIC FLASH: A Year in FIJI by Gerry Takano. Copies will be available later this year. Stay tuned for more information.

Once again the return to Suva was appreciated no matter how calming the Levuka routines had become. My visits were filled with must dos -- must buy screw-on light bulbs, oranges, must check into Polaris Edge, Suva's answer to Golds gym.…

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Added by Gerald Takano on April 6, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Column 17--Thorns and Flowers

This is the seventeenth column in a serialization of PACIFIC FLASH: A Year in FIJI by Gerry Takano. Copies will be available later this year. Stay tuned for more information.

Fiji was, and shall always be, first across the International Dateline -- one step closer to the next millennium. Four Los Angeles public relations marketing experts descended…

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Added by Gerald Takano on April 4, 2010 at 3:52pm — No Comments

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