Notes on Diabetes in Fiji

This morning I had the chance to spend some time at a local urban clinic.  I have been helping Rangita, a producer and reporter for a Hindi magazine program on FijiTV, with a documentary she is making on type 2 diabetes here in Fiji.  Being a type 1 diabetic, I was able to provider her [...]

Is Resort Style the Right Style?

Fiji is a strange mix of third world villages and shabby cities juxtaposed with high-end tourist destinations and five star resorts.  Having fully experienced rainy city life in Suva, this weekend I decided to take a vacation and experience the Fiji resort lifestyle accompanied by my dad.  As I didn't have the $4,000 to stay [...]

I Want to Eat Kebab Right Na Na Na

One of the greatest things about living in a cosmopolitan city in America is the access to almost every kind of ethnic cuisine.  From Spanish tapas to Ethiopian cuisine, it seems that San Diego has it all. Like most, I thought I would be in food heaven living in Italy for a year.  Eating my [...]