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Travel to the South Pacific

Tales of a Last Supper on Fiji

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.01.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Dancers reenact wars between cannibal tribes. In the summer of 1867 Methodist missionary Thomas Baker made the history books when he became the last ...

Fiji: Bula, Bula, Pass the Kava

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.30.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

In the 1830s, stories about the stewpots of Fiji finally brought a tsunami of pastors to the islands from the London Missionary Society, and later on canoe loads of Wesleyan Methodists from Tonga. Progress was slow at first, and a good number of soul-savers themselves ended up saved for Fijian feasts.

On the Rocks With the Firewalkers of Fiji

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

During the shows an announcer explains that the walkers are Sawau tribesmen from Beqa, and that their skill is handed down from generation to generation. How all this came about, he says, is told in an ancient legend.