Aileen Torres Bennett Fiji
Adventure, Books, essay

Leaving a Little of Myself Behind in Fiji

Our time in Fiji is coming to a close. We've lived here for four years, and it's been a wild ride--at turns challenging, eye opening and enjoyable. I have grown in new ways; perhaps, most importantly, in my understanding of what matters--moment to moment and in the grand scheme of things. As we prepare for… Continue reading Leaving a Little of Myself Behind in Fiji

The Corner Bakery Suva breakfast
Adventure, Food

The Corner Bakery, Suva, Fiji

The Corner Bakery is a dine-in/takeout cafe in the Kundan Singh plaza in Suva. It's a good place to go when I want something quick and savory, or when I want a sweet treat. On the savory side, I like to get their pies, particularly the steak-and-cheese pie and the chicken-and-mushroom pie. It's not unusual… Continue reading The Corner Bakery, Suva, 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

waves Tongatapu Tonga
essay

Hunga Rattles Our Front Door, All the Way from Tonga

This past Saturday in Suva was a rainy one. Tropical downpours are typical this time of year; it's summer here and cyclone season. In the late afternoon, I heard a deep, persistent rumbling. It fluctuated between low and loud. Our dogs, Guthrie and Jolene, were nervous. I walked out into the yard to find where… Continue reading Hunga Rattles Our Front Door, All the Way from Tonga