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Robert F. Kay's Blog – January 2012 Archive (11)

Prepping for a surf trip to Fiji--A Q&A with Stu Johnson of Fiji Surf Co.--Part 1

Fijiguide.com editorial staff recently returned from an epic trip to Fiji this Christmas.  While there we had the opportunity to hang with Stu Johnson, surf photographer extraordinaire and surf guide with …

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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 31, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- The Spirit's Way-- Chapter 3.43

The Tuka continued to make sporadic reappearances long after the death of its founder. It surfaced again in 1914, and rites involving the "water of life" were reported as recently as the 1970s. But the Tuka's most significant…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 23, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Fiji issues first ever gaming license--Fiji Travel is sure to change

Someday soon, you'll be able to gamble in Fiji.  I got the word recently while at the Holiday Inn in Suva where I ran into Carl D. Sampson (pictured…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 23, 2012 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

On Fiji Islands -- The Spirit's Way-- Chapter 3.42

In the following year Cakobau, under white pressure, sent a poorly organized punitive force. It was easily routed. For a time the Navatusila exulted in their ferocity (it was they who ate the duck hunters), but after their final defeat in 1876 and reduction to Christianity, a deep feeling of guilt overcame them. They…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 19, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Vinaka to FJ

I want to thank Air Pacific (FJ) for helping to sponsor my recent trip to Fiji.  

Happy to say, I had a safe flight home with Captains Kahn and First Officer Williams, not to mention the wonderfully attentive flight attendants. And no, I wasn't…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 18, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Cloudbreak and Namotu on a Sunny Fijian Friday...01/13/2012

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This from Stu and Malia at Fijisurfco.com. Stay tuned…
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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 16, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- The Spirit's Way-- Chapter 3.41

Reverend Thomas Baker ran a successful mission on the lower Rewa River (between Suva and Bau) for many years, but yearned for bigger things. In 1864 the Wesleyan Church appointed him Missionary to the interior, but he did not penetrate the highlands until 1867. He could hardly have chosen a worse time: Cakobau…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 14, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- The Spirit's Way-- Chapter 3.40

The surrounding jungle was older here and very thick. The black stems and feathery green umbrellas of balabala tree ferns stood out from bushes with wine-red leaves and pale yellow vines.…



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

A Travelogue to the Yasawa Islands by Marilyn Marsh--Part 4, Octopus Resort, Likuliku Bay, Waya Island

 

Long time Fijiguide.com contributor Marilyn Marsh has just returned from her annual trip to Fiji. This year she focused on the Yasawa Group. Marilyn is a fine writer and a…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 5, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

A Travelogue to the Yasawa Islands by Marilyn Marsh--Part 3, Octopus Resort, Likuliku Bay, Waya Island

Long time Fijiguide.com contributor Marilyn Marsh has just returned from her annual trip to Fiji. This year she focused on the Yasawa Group. Marilyn is an excellent writer and a photographer with a…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 1, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

New Year's Eve in Taveuni--The Pinnacle of my Fiji Vacation!

New Year's in the world's first time zone--the first celebratory place on the planet.

Just down the road from Makaira (Roberta Davis' and John Llanes cool little resort) is a…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 1, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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