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October 2011 Blog Posts (10)

The Saga of the Joyita--A True Fiji Mystery Tale fit for Halloween

This is one of those tales that in Hawaii we say will give you "chicken skin" just thinking about it.

There were 25 people aboard the Joyita when she left Apia, Western Samoa, on October 3, 1955, for a two day run to the Tokelaus.…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on October 29, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Stu Johnson's Latest Project--New website to help you learn to speak Fijian

 

Learn to Speak Fijian is a new project from Fijiguide.com member Stuart Johnson who lives in Nadi.  For those interested in learning Fijian, you won't want to miss this series...…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on October 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Three Medals for Fiji Surfers thanks to the 2010 Surf Decree

Added by Robert F. Kay on October 26, 2011 at 9:28pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- The Spirits's Way-- Chapter 3.31



"I will carry your pack," Aseri said. "Give it here, Derek. I'll take it." Derek protested at first but was not in any condition to resist. Aseri and I divided the load between us. Fortunately there was…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on October 22, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Terri Tico, producer of MISS SOUTH PACIFIC: BEAUTY AND THE SEA shows the newest cut of her film at HIFF

Last night I had dinner with Terri Tico (at left) the glamorous and brainy producer of MISS SOUTH PACIFIC: BEAUTY AND THE SEA.  The film which is…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on October 20, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Nadrau-- Chapter 3.30

As the path dropped the thousand feet to the river it became increasingly muddy and hemmed in by bushes on the slopes of the ravine. At the creek we entered a natural bower of overhanging branches and creepers that shut out the sunlight. A green luminescence enveloped the dark water…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on October 18, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Nadrau-- Chapter 3.29

Had they thought I was patronizing them with a fable? Were they perhaps alarmed by the possible analogy between the situation of the indigenous Peruvians and their own worst fears about what might happen to them if the non-native half of Fiji's population took…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on October 14, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Fall Newsletter--Tourism and Surf is Up

It’s time again for Fijiguide.com’s quarterly newsletter.  

 

I recently attended a Fiji Forum meeting in Honolulu.  This was a tourism industry pow wow with most of the big players present--Tourism Fiji and Air Pacific executives, hoteliers,…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on October 14, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Nadrau-- Chapter 3.28

I told the familiar tragedy of the Inca's ransom, of how Atau Wallpa, realizing the white men's hunger for gold, offered to fill a room with it, and two other rooms with silver, in a vain effort to buy his freedom. "Of course, the…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on October 8, 2011 at 11:12pm — 1 Comment

On Fiji Islands -- Nadrau-- Chapter 3.27

Herald, mixer, and Eroni clapped thrice in unison, chanting "Woi mana, mana dina." The herald then rose to his knees to make the speech of dedication:

Chiefs herald: A i sevu, a i sevu ni yaqona sa koto e na davi me ra bulabula tiko na neimami turaga, me…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on October 2, 2011 at 3:21pm — No Comments

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