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Robert F. Kay's Blog – January 2013 Archive (6)

Fiji Islands Surf Series: Surfing in Qamea

Thanks to Melissa Pomeroy of Fiji Vacations for sending me these shots of surfing off of Maqai on Qamea.  …

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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 31, 2013 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Fiji's Greatest Hotel: Remembrances of the GPH--The History (Part 4)

(This is the fourth in a series of blogs by Norwegian anthropologist Solrun Williksen.  These next few excerpts cover the glorious history of the GPH).

The restoration got delayed. In August 1995 a new message in the Fiji Times: "Grand Pacific to get a facelift at last". It was illustrated with a…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 26, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Fiji's Greatest Hotel: Remembrances of the GPH--The History (Part 3)

(This is the third in a series of blogs by Norwegian anthropologist Solrun Williksen.  These next few excerpts cover the glorious history of the GPH).

The Grand Pacific Hotel was built in 1914 and was hailed as a masterpiece of colonial architecture and a seat of splendid receptions, balls and…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 20, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Fiji's Greatest Hotel: Remembrances of the GPH--Part 2

(This is the second in a series of blogs by Norwegian anthropologist Solrun Williksen written at the turn of the last millennium.

Another memory is about 12 years later. The Grand Pacific was showing signs of deterioration, but it was still dignified. I took a few of…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 14, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Fiji's Greatest Hotel: Remembrances of the GPH--Part 1

I've written about the newest incarnation of the Grand Pacific Hotel, which is rising once again like a Phoenix on Suva's waterfront.

Alas, it has been a long road to recovery for the GPH which arguably was…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 8, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Fiji Islands Surf Series: Surfing in Qamea

Those who follow Fiji's surf scene know that locals have long sought waves far from the more famous, often visited breaks off Viti Levu.  Indeed good surfing can be found in areas as disparate as Kadavu and even the "North…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on January 2, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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