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By Graeme | Published: 5 April 2011
"Fiji is an incredibly beautiful country, the forests are green and lush, the sea is blue and has an incredibly rich ecosystem. Snorkelling was amazing along the reefs and inlets. The cities and towns are amazingly dirty with little to commend any of them for areas of beauty or architecture." BE Forum stalwart Graeme shares his impressions of Fiji.
By David Stanley | Published: 24 January 2006
"It used to be that backpacking trips to Fiji involved a bus ride from Nadi to Suva, then a ferry to somewhere like Ovalau, Savusavu, Taveuni or Kadavu. No more." The Fijian islands are no longer the preserve of luxury cruise holidaymakers...
By Peter Forster | Published: 16 December 2001
Greetings from a hot and humid Suva. This is my annual “I know I don’t write much, so here it is all in one go” letter.
One of the things I have realised since coming to Fiji is just how many of the things I do and feel are triggered by the weather. Christmas is approaching and yet I don’t feel like it is Christmas. Even though the local department stores blare out their reminders, just as in
By Peter Forster | Published: 2 May 2001
My family and I moved to Fiji a year ago from a small, rural community in the far northeast of Scotland. When we first arrived, my employer put us up in a nice, mid-range hotel close to the sleazy part of Suva. Guests were advised to travel everywhere by taxi because of the number of muggings. It also rained almost continuously for the first two weeks. Welcome to Fiji!
It took us nearly two months to find a place