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
This is a throwback to a 2016 trip to the Philippines. For part of the trip, we spent a few days in El Nido, a small city on the island of Palawan. I had never been outside of Manila before then, and I was impressed by the beauty of El Nido. I was also surprised… Continue reading Postcard: El Nido, Philippines
Enjoy beach waves from afar.
We have a delightful garden surrounding our house in Fiji. It has several tall coconut trees. Old coconuts typically fall, especially when the wind shakes the trees, so we asked around for reliable, trustworthy locals who could climb up and do some maintenance. We got word of some young 'uns who fit the bill, and… Continue reading Coconut Harvest