Aileen Torres Bennett

Fiji Beachouse

We ventured outside of Suva for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. We are very fortunate that COVID-19 seems to be under control here in Fiji, and it's safe to travel within the country again. We chose Fiji Beachouse for a Memorial Day weekend getaway because it's one of the handful of hotels… Continue reading Fiji Beachouse

Galileos Dream Kim Stanley Robinson
Books, essay

Read: “Galileo’s Dream” by Kim Stanley Robinson

I was introduced to the novelist Kim Stanley Robinson by hubby, who has Robinson's most famous work, the Mars trilogy, in our library. When we were in San Francisco this past New Year's, there was an independent bookstore in the plaza across the street from our hotel in Japantown, where hubby picked up a copy… Continue reading Read: “Galileo’s Dream” by Kim Stanley Robinson

Swagat Suva Fiji

Restaurant Recommendation: Swagat, Suva, Fiji

We were invited to lunch this past weekend at Swagat, an Indian restaurant on the second level of Flagstaff Plaza in Suva, Fiji. I really like Indian food for its unique and savory spice mixes. Swagat's menu is extensive, with vegetarian and meat offerings. I started the meal with a mango lassi, a yogurt-based shake,… Continue reading Restaurant Recommendation: Swagat, Suva, Fiji

Warwick Fiji room

Hotel Review: Warwick, Korolevu, Fiji

We stayed two nights at the Warwick for Valentine's weekend. The hotel is on the coast, about a 2-hr. drive from Suva. I was pretty impressed. The Warwick is better than I thought it would be, and for Valentine's weekend, they added special touches: a complimentary bottle of bubbly on the bistro table in the… Continue reading Hotel Review: Warwick, Korolevu, Fiji

Governors Suva Fiji

Restaurant Recommendation: Governors, Suva, Fiji

Governors is an upscale restaurant in Suva, Fiji with walls that are covered in old photographs of the South Pacific and movie posters of films related to the country/region, along with other paraphernalia. It occupies a house and gives the feel of stepping into a colonial-era home. The restaurant is on a quiet side street… Continue reading Restaurant Recommendation: Governors, Suva, Fiji