Stories about Oceania from September, 2006
New Caledonia: Miss Caledonia Dethroned for Nude Photos
Sebastien from 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie deplores (Fr) that Miss Caledonia was recently stripped of her crown and prevented from participating in the Miss France contest because of artistic nude pictures.
New Caledonia: Surfer Video
Sebastien from 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie posts (Fr) a video of surfers on the beaches of Meridien and Anse-Vata.
Fiji: Fijian Ceramics
Mayvelous, a Burmese blogger in Fiji has posted pictures of Fijian Ceramics. The blogger describes the design and the constituents of the ceramics.
Solomon Islands: Australian high commissioner asked to leave
The South Pacific Travel Blog has the latest from Solomon Islands where the Australian high commissioner was forced to leave country after he was declared a persona non grata.
Global Food Blog Report #32
#1: From Sri Lanka, Moju meditations on Hitler and Vegetarianism: "Hitler was a vegetarian" As you can see below from the quotes of Hitler…he was a vegetarian and a teetotaler! How is it possible that a vegetarian and a teetotaler could kill millions of people? The reason I ask is...
Fiji: Safe for Tourists?
South Pacific Travel blogger David Stanely, a frequent traveler to Fiji discusses a Australian government travel advisory on Fiji and concludes that the actual situation on the ground is not as bad as the site makes it appear.
Fiji: Tongans in Fiji Mourn the late King
Gilbert Veisamasama, Jr in his Promoting Suva blogs writes about the Tongan community in Fiji mourning their late king. “More than 100 Tongan students at the University of the South Pacific and those working in Suva converged at the Oceania Centre for Arts, University of the South Pacific, to commemorate...
Tonga: Homage to the King and Democracy in Tonga
Wendy at Babasiga blog pays homage to the King of Tonga Taufa'ahau Tupou IV. The ailing King died on Sunday. In the comment, the blogger says “The Tongan people are in a quandery because they want to show respect for tradition but at the same time many want a fair...
Global Food Blog Report #31
#1: Crispy Waffle takes a culinary adventure! Check out her Travel: Tunisia post and you will get a very tasty review on all things edible during the trip. Tunisia, located in North Africa between Algeria and Libya, has an unusual culture stemming from its indigenous Berber roots, Arabic legacy and...