Sofitel Denarau Fiji
Adventure

Hotel Review: Sofitel, Denarau, Fiji

After we stopped for lunch at Pizza Place in Maui Bay, we continued about another 2 hrs. on the road to Denarau, an island resort town on the west coast of Viti Levu. It's the tourist hub of Fiji. Denarau was practically a ghost town over the last two years as the pandemic hit the… Continue reading Hotel Review: Sofitel, Denarau, Fiji

Indian vegetarian fast food donwtown Suva Fiji
Adventure, Food

Vegetarian Takeout from Downtown Suva

We went downtown to get our speargun fixed for an upcoming trip in Fiji, and we picked up some good vegetarian takeout while we were there. On the other end of the block across from the cinema, there's a food court on the second level. It's stocked with stalls that offer pretty much the same… Continue reading Vegetarian Takeout from Downtown Suva

Sassafras Shade Vineyard White Chambourcin
Food

Vino Recommendation: White Chambourcin, Sassafras Shade Vineyard

About five years ago, we drove to Virginia's wine country for a day trip. One of the bottles we brought back traveled with us to Fiji, and we finally opened it over the weekend. I wasn't expecting much because we don't temperature control our stored wines, and the humidity of the tropics has not been… Continue reading Vino Recommendation: White Chambourcin, Sassafras Shade Vineyard

The Legend of Baron Toa
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Watch: The Legend of Baron To’a

If you're looking for a good indie action comedy, I highly recommend "The Legend of Baron To'a." It's ostensibly about a niche ethnic group--Tongans--but the movie has universal resonance. The dry and witty sense of humor is hilarious, and there's a good twist at the end. The movie follows the classic arc of the hero's… Continue reading Watch: The Legend of Baron To’a

An Pho
Adventure, Food

An Pho Restaurant, Suva, Fiji

An Pho is, as far as I know, the only pho (pronounced "fuh") restaurant in Suva. It's located on the second floor of the Garden City shopping complex. We stopped by for a satisfying lunch last Saturday. While the interior is inviting with its modern decor, we chose to sit at one of the few… Continue reading An Pho Restaurant, Suva, Fiji