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Feb 24, 2011 - Fiji Island Hoping mit Blue Lagoon Cruises (Tag 3)

Der heutige Tag war sicher das Highlight auf unserer Tour. Wir legten an einem wunderschönen Strand an, wo es genügend Liegen für alle Passagiere hatte, und wo wir einfach eine herrliche Umgebung antrafen (offenbar eine Insel, die den Blue Lagoon Cruises gehört)! Es war alles vorhanden, vom gemütlichen „Unterstand“ mit Esstischen, einem Beach Volleyball Feld, schöne WC-Anlagen und genügend Geräte wie Kajakboote mit und ohne Glasboden, kleine Surfbrettchen mit ebenfalls einem Glasboden, die beiden Boote vom Schiff, die die Leute zum...

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Feb 23, 2011 - Fiji Island Hoping mit Blue Lagoon Cruises - Tag 2

Heute stand am Vormittag Snorkeling und am Nachmittag Villagebesuch auf dem Programm. Obwohl wir im klaren Wasser tauchen konnten haben wir nie die Farbespracht und Tiervielfalt wie im Barrier Reef gesehen. Auch beim zweiten „Tauchgang“ etwas weiter draussen konnten wir nicht mehr Tiere sehen (obwohl gewisse „Taucher“ offenbar grössere Fische gesehen haben …). Trotzdem war das Schnorcheln und vor allem das anschliessende Baden im seichten und doch etwas erfrischendem Wasser (wir sind halt schon ein bisschen „Gfrörlig“ geworden) herrlich und...

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Sep 17, 2008 - In need of a holiday

Time flies when you’re having fun….and when crossing the International Date Line! We got on the flight at Tuesday lunchtime and arrived in Nadi, Fiji, on Wednesday night - and no matter how many ways I’ve tried to explain it to Lisa she still feels like she’s been cheated out of a day. Upon arriving in Fiji we were taken to our hostel where they have shower…inside….with hot water….and beds - this is indeed luxury. The following morning we set off on the Yasawa Flyer heading for the Fijian island group called the Yasawas. We chilled out on...

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Jun 29, 2008 - Vorovoro

Well I thought I’d start this entry by telling you about a rather embarrassing incident that happened to me when I was touring around Fiji mainland. We had been eating loads of curries on the tour so my digestive system was working over time and after a couple of days I had built up a lifetime supply of gas. I couldn’t find anywhere to let it out without people around. So when I noticed everyone going to the bar I jumped at the opportunity of being in the dorm room by myself. I slipped in and let rip. It had to be the longest most revolting...

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Trip Journal


Grand Day Out

Feb 5, 2008 - Fiji, the unexpected leg of my trip.

Just before I start I feel I should tell those who don’t know that unfortunately Dan and I have split up and he has decided to start traveling. He is now exploring what New Zealand has to offer and I’m still trying to save some money. But I have just about had enough and decided after a lot of debate to take my holiday to Fiji on my own. And to be honest I’m glad I did. It was just what the doctor ordered. So read on and enjoy, I’ll try not to go on too much. Well I’ve arrived and words cannot describe how amazed I am by this place. It is...

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Oct 13, 2007 - Taveuni - The Garden Island

I've said goodbye to my shipmates and am off on my own for one more week of adventures in Fiji...Taveuni (The Garden Island). Gosh, it's strange to be alone for the first time in a month. It took so long to get used to the cramped boat with people all around you at all times. Now it's going to take a while to get used to solitude again....it's a pretty drastic change...can you say separation anxiety? It was quite lonely at the time, but in retrospect, Taveuni was the best place to get back to ME! It was a hour long flight on a little 12...

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Sep 21, 2007 - Rabi Island

Friday is a special day. Just a few months before the chiefs of the local village contacted the Tui Tai to propose scheduled visits to their community. It was seen as a great experience to share their unique culture (Rabi is the only island populated by Micronesians who bought the island and settled it shortly after the Second World War). The day begins however, with two quick dives at 7:00 and 8:00 (before breakfast), and then at 11:00 we're off again for my third dive, #25 in my log book. The dive crew were terrific. Many of the other...

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Sep 20, 2007 - Cobia Island, Ringgolds

We are now about as far away from our original starting point at Netawa Bay as we're going to get. We've anchored just off Cobia, what's described as a sunken volcanic crater. The crater is probably a kilometre wide, and only about three-quarters of its edge rises out of the water. It's surrounded by sandy beach, and overgrown with vegetation. It's occupied by a number of wild goats (we see several on the beach as the sun comes up), and a fairly large population of fruit bats. I start the day with my usual 7:00 a.m. dive, followed by a big...

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Sep 19, 2007 - Taveuni Island

The day began with another 7:00 a.m. dive ... I'm finding it a wonderful way to start the day, and an opportunity not to be missed. According to my dive computer the waters have been consistently at the 27C mark, while the air temperature has been anywhere from 26 to 36C, hot but not uncomfortable, and not nearly as humid as I'd have imagined (at least not out on the water where there's almost always a slight breeze to cool things down). When we get back there's big breakfast waiting, usually a fresh omelette, or pancakes, or French Toast,...

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Sep 18, 2007 - Kioa Island

This morning I was up by 6:00 with camera ready to catch the sun rise, but unfortunately was greeted by clouds and signs of rain squalls in a variety of directions. The crew laid out the "quick breakfast" which consisted of toast, coffee, cereal and fresh juices, on the upper deck. But just as the first piece of bread was popped into the toaster, it started to rain. Not for very long, but enough that they began gathering up all the breakfast items and resetting them in our lounge on the mid-deck. This actually became a bit of a ritual as...

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Sep 17, 2007 - Natewa Bay

Well, as I expected, there is no internet connection available on the Tui Tai, nor will be on this week-long cruise. So likely you'll read this a week after it has already happened. Life in Fiji is full of surprises, and as if on cue, the surprises started this morning once I'd checked into the airport for the flight from Nadi to Savusavu. It didn't take long to discover other Tui Tai "cruisers" at the airport lounge, so I had an opportunity to share our first adventure together well before we got to the boat. It started when our 7:00 a.m....

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Aug 18, 2006 - Live update! Fiji.

Well, we had to pay for the internet here in Fiji, but as we have 4 hours to kill in the airport, we saw it as an investment in time. The flight was 3 and a half hours and rather uneventful. Dispair struck when we read the in-flight magazine before we took off and discovered that there was not only one Sarah Jessica Parker film on, but TWO! One of which we saw on a previous flight. It was ok though as there were a few other alright-ish films on (Ash watched 'Ice Age' and Fiona saw somthing about ballroom danncing with Antonio Banderas). No...

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