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Thoughts on Fiji

"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.

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Backpackers and billionaires

"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...

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Hello from Fiji

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 […]

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A year in Fiji

"My family and I moved to Fiji a year ago from a small, rural community in the far north-east 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!" Dr Peter Forster looks at life in the Pacific.

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