Giving you a remix, folks. We celebrated American Thanksgiving in Fiji in November 2019. I did a previous post about it, but I wasn't satisfied with the look of the gallery, so I made a video slideshow to better illustrate the lovo. For a higher resolution version, go to my YouTube page.
Drink This Beer: Lion Stout
We found the Sri Lankan Lion Stout last weekend at our local supermarket, and I'm thrilled that this beer has made its way into Fiji. The beer here tends to be low alcohol. My guess is that's the case because the government frowns upon heavy drinking. There is a heavy sin tax on hard liquor.… Continue reading Drink This Beer: Lion Stout
Hotel Recommendation: Koro Sun, Savusavu, Fiji
We just returned from a trip to Savusavu, on the southern coast of the island of Vanua Levu. Coming here is like arriving at a secret travel destination. The airport comprises a shack next to a small landing strip, and the planes coming and going are like flying mini-vans. Savusavu is a small town with… Continue reading Hotel Recommendation: Koro Sun, Savusavu, Fiji
Photo Essay: Fiji Day
Fijians celebrate their Independence Day on October 10, which is called Fiji Day. The country became an independent nation in 1970, after having been under British colonial rule since 1874. These photos are slices of life in Fiji's capital city of Suva during Fiji Day 2019. I shot them with my new Canon T7.
Vino Recommendation: Green Fin Red
Our second shipment of goods from the U.S. arrived a few weeks ago, and we pulled out one of the bottles of wine that we bought from Trader Joe's. The label is Green Fin, from Napa Valley, California, and it's marketed as a red table wine, so I'm guessing it's a blend instead of one… Continue reading Vino Recommendation: Green Fin Red