"I'll say my formal goodbye tonight so you can get away first thing in…
Added by Robert F. Kay on September 27, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
In May 2011 East Coast Iyengar Yoga School hosted a 6 day retreat at Papageno eco-resort on Kadavu Fiji Islands.
Suzanne and Harley had visited papageno the previous year and felt it was suitable for them and their students.…Continue
Added by Suzanne Fraser on September 24, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments
"At my own wedding," Ratu Lemeki told us, "we…
Added by Robert F. Kay on September 23, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"In Nadrau," said Ratu Lemeki, "we understand many dialects , because we live in the middle of the island. The name Nadrau means "The Hundreds," and they say it comes from the time when a hundred languages were spoken around here." There are now thought to be about thirty main dialects…Continue
Added by Robert F. Kay on September 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Fijiguide.com does not generally delve into the world of geo-politics but I thought readers may be interested in a recent poll commissioned by the independent Australian think tank, the Lowy Institute.
The survey shows overwhelming public support in Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama. The poll's indicates…Continue
Added by Robert F. Kay on September 17, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
" Come in, sir," Eroni said. "Come in, Mr. Devil."
This time the laughter was a little forced; I guessed that the presence of devils outside at night was not always a joking matter. Derek took out his tobacco (he had been smoking Rothmans until now) and began to roll.…
Added by Robert F. Kay on September 15, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I n the 1860s and '70s Ratu Lemeki's ancestor decided that Nadrau would not try to resist the new order proclaimed by Cakobau and the white men. His Navatusila neighbours had taken the opposite course, sheltering renegade cannibals from all over the island and committing…Continue
Added by Robert F. Kay on September 11, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
On our second evening in Nadrau we drank yaqona from sundown until after midnight. It induced a numbness in the mouth and throat that reminded me of chewing coca leaves; but instead of the surge of energy produced by cocaine, I felt relaxed and euphoric.…Continue
Added by Robert F. Kay on September 7, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Added by Robert F. Kay on September 6, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments
A traditional Fijian house lasts only some twenty years, but its yavu stays in the same family for generations, regardless of whether the site is occupied. A house is usually abandoned and allowed torot whenever the head of the…Continue
Added by Robert F. Kay on September 3, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments