Category: "South Pacific"

81. Being in Two Places at Once

July 3rd, 2011
It's always sad to say goodbye to New Zealand but I hope to be back there again someday.  But arriving in Fiji after a short 2h43minute flight (nearly 20 mins early and is the new average flight home target as I was setting the Fiji flight as the… more »

82. Thank You Thomas.

July 8th, 2011
(Written: 26th June 2011) So unexpectedly I went back to the future and back to Fiji.  I guessed this would give me a little more time to figure out and see a little clearer the ethnic tensions which are happening here.  Rather than stop in Nadi I… more »

83. The French Connection.

July 10th, 2011
(Written: 28th June 2011) New Caledonia is a bit of an odd place.  It's the first colony which I've visited that still is a colony. The country really wants independence and I think France has actually changed its long term stance and wishes to giv… more »

84. The Forgotten Empire.

July 13th, 2011
(Written: 30th June 2011) I was really annoyed when the wheels touched down on Easter Island.   The flight was timetabled for 5h25mins and when we touched down my watch read 4h56m24s.  The flight I thought would be over 5 hours was under and nearly 3… more »