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Robert F. Kay's Blog – July 2013 Archive (7)

On Fiji Islands -- Suva -- Chapter 4.90

It was Derek's last night in Suva and he was in the mood for some nightlife. We had dinner at the Bamboo Terrace-a pleasant restaurant where one can sit outside on a colonnaded balcony and look down on the city'S tree-lined streets. The street lighting is under stated; the stars wink between the palm…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on July 30, 2013 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Fiji Islands Surf Series: Interview with Stu Johnson of Fijisurfco on life three years after Fiji's "deregulation" of the waves

It’s been three years since the Fiji government “deregulated” the waves. What this means is that anyone in Fiji can surf anywhere they please. Since the new regulations became law, no…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on July 20, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Fijiguide.com video--A cool new video

Check out this wonderful time lapse series of photos on Suva from sunrise to sunset.

Added by Robert F. Kay on July 17, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

On Fiji Islands -- Suva -- Chapter 4.80

Until 1960, firewalking was performed only rarely, on special occasions such as visits by royalty and high chiefs. Because of its infrequency and uniqueness the British did not suppress vilavilairevo with the other remnants of the old religion.

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Added by Robert F. Kay on July 13, 2013 at 3:24pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Suva -- Chapter 4.80

Until 1960, firewalking was performed only rarely, on special occasions such as visits by royalty and high chiefs. Because of its infrequency and uniqueness the British did not suppress vilavilairevo with the other remnants of the old religion.…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on July 13, 2013 at 3:13pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Suva -- Chapter 4.60

"'Scuse me," said a portly figure at the next table, "can you puzzle this bloody thing out? Dunno if the film's winding." I looked at the man's camera; it see

med to be all right. 

"Where're you from?…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on July 4, 2013 at 12:08pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Suva -- Chapter 4.70

(Back by popular demand. We continue to serialize Ron Wright's classbook, On Fiji Islands.)

Unlike the hammed-up battles and sacrifices, firewalking is an unbroken tradition from pre-contact times. The ceremony is best…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on July 4, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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