Andrew says my account of our holiday sounds kind of patronising.
It was not meant to in any way. I love Fiji and feel priveleged to have lived in that beautiful country.
I was, however, amused at how my cultural lenses affected me. It took me four years of living in the Pacific to begin touching the heart of the place and to learn something of the Fijian grace of community (that includes all race by the way), only to find myself back in the islands and seeing it once more through the eyes if the ‘Big White Honky.’
Travelling in a developing country is always discomforting