Rivers Fiji is a company founded by a Californian who sought whitewater here about 25 years ago. When he scouted out the Upper Navua River, he asked a local chief (ratu) for permission to run his business in the area, and he sourced his employees from the village. Moses, our rafting guide when we did… Continue reading Whitewater Rafting in Fiji
Starfruit and Papaya Harvest
There is a starfruit tree at the front edge of our yard. We've noticed Fijians stop and pick fruit from the tree from time to time, but we've never paid much attention to the tree before because it doesn't seem to produce significant yield. But over the weekend, we saw a bunch of ripe fruit… Continue reading Starfruit and Papaya Harvest
Video: Malolo Island, Fiji
A short travel video from the Mamanucas.
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
Our gardener planted pineapples in our yard about two years ago, and the first fruit finally appeared a few months ago. It turns out it's pretty easy to plant pineapple: You simply take the green top and stick it in the ground. We practice low-key gardening: no fertilizers; just a reliance on nature's basics: native… Continue reading Pineapple Harvest