I visited Fiji (specifically the main island, Viti Levu) and stayed at Wailoaloa Beach in Nadi from 23 June to 2 July in 2016. Fiji was a beautiful country and for the most part the weather was fine (sunny, comfortably warm, and with cool nights – June, July, and August is their “winter”). The only disappointment was Wailoaloa Beach itself: too many boats were anchored in the shallow waters right next to the beach, there were too many cars driving up and down the beach, there were horses (and touts) trotting up and down the beach (which really prevented bathers from laying out in the sand and added manure in to the mix), and – to top it all off – there was a crematorium not too far south from the beach (it was safe distance away, but still unsightly; I was told that that they dump the ashes in to the water and sometimes body parts not wholly consumed by fire float around – which is why no one swims right next to the crematorium; I was also told that many stray dogs hang around the crematorium looking for a free meal; finally, it was strange to see fires burning at the crematorium in the distance and to be breathe in the remains of human beings (carried in by the wind) from where I was lounging on the beach). Oh well. One should not travel to Fiji in expectation of finding paradise, but instead one should simply expect more of earth. Anyway, what follows are some of the photos I took while in Fiji.