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September 2012 Blog Posts (12)

On Fiji Islands -- The Spirit's Way-- Chapter 3.44

(By popular demand we continue the serialization of On Fiji Islands, the epic travel book by Ron Wright.  See previous chapter to refresh your memory.

He claimed to worship Degei and the twins, Nacirikaumoli and…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on September 29, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Vorovoro Island experience returns in 2013 -Sustainable Cultural tourism at it's best

The unique tourism program on Vorovoro Island (off of the NW coast of Vanua Levu, near Labasa) will be accepting guests again around May of 2013. The new website "Bridge The Gap Villages http://www.btgvillages.com/" has just been launched and will be available for public viewing soon.  More than two years have been spent working with the local Mali Tribe, Tuimali, the chief of the Mali people, and the local yatakli to establish a program whose final…

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Added by Christy Herman on September 29, 2012 at 2:13am — No Comments

The Vorovoro Island experience returns in 2013 -Sustainable Cultural tourism at it's best

The unique tourism program on Vorovoro Island (off of the NW coast of Vanua Levu, near Labasa) will be accepting guests again around May of 2013. The new website "Bridge The Gap Villages http://www.btgvillages.com/" has just been launched and will be available for public viewing soon.  More than two years have been spent working with the local Mali Tribe, Tuimali, the chief of the Mali people, and the local yatakli to establish a program whose final…

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Added by Christy Herman on September 29, 2012 at 2:13am — No Comments

Fiji Islands Surf Series: Oahu Surfer Kahi P. dives into his Fiji Surf Vacation

Stu Johnson caught Oahu honeymooner Kahi P. in the act--  loving the warm water and the joy of jumping off a boat to surf...…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on September 27, 2012 at 10:59pm — No Comments

A brief history of the Grand Pacific Hotel--Fiji Islands Jewel in the Crown

The following is an excerpt from Professor Al Schütz’s Suva, a History and Guide, published in 1978. In my opinion it’s still the best guide to Suva available.  Al offered this story as a follow up to the blog we published recently on…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on September 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Fiji Islands Surf Series: Trash the dress time!

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Fun shots from Malia Johnson at Fijisurfco.com.  Getting creative in and and with the water...Malia has her own wedding photography business.

Added by Robert F. Kay on September 21, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments

The Crown of Thorns are like a biblical plague

Remember your old testament plagues?  The ones you learned about in Sunday School? I'm talking about locusts, flies, boils, etc.

In Fiji, The Crown of Thorns is the closest…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on September 17, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Fiji Islands Surf Series: Another day at Cloudbreak

Stu Johnson of fijisurfco said that long lulls and a "20 frothing surfers had trouble lining up that iconic photo at Cloud Break last week but there were moments of,"YES, WAVES!"…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on September 16, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Fiji Vacation Update--New tar sealed Hibiscus Highway in Vanua Levu will spur development and local transporation

Up in Vanua Levu, the new "tar-sealed" (asphalt) highway will greatly impact the future development of the island.  (Vinaka vaka levu to Collin McKenny, Resident Owner of Lomalagi Resort who wrote the piece for this special Fijiguide.com report).  …
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Added by Robert F. Kay on September 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Fiji Islands Surf Series: Surf Cat's got his snack and he is ready to ride

The latest in Fiji Islands surf action from Stu and Malia Johnson at …

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Added by Robert F. Kay on September 9, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Say It in Fijian -- FROM LETTERS TO SOUND: HOW TO PRONOUNCE FIJIAN

Say It in Fijian is the best little Fijian Language primer that you can buy, and that's been case for 40 years.  It was written by University of Hawai'i Linguistics Professor Albert (aka Al) Schütz, and you don't want to…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on September 5, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

YES, WE DID IT! -- The Darmanins of Sydney deliver the goods to the Yasawas

This blog posting courtesy of Michele (Shelly) Darmanin

 

On 8 August my husband, our son and myself headed off at 5.15am from our home with a hired van to unload the 25 boxes of donated books and educational materials at the…
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Added by Robert F. Kay on September 2, 2012 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

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