Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Nadi, Western, Fiji

Oct 31, 2005 - Fiji

We arrived in Nadi to be greated by a barage of touts and reps, all telling us all the other hostels in the region were booked out, but *luckily* their hostel had room, so we worked out Nadi wasn't the place for us. After staying one night in possibly the worst place we've ever visited (they locked us IN to the hotel during mid afternoon, and we had to root through their front desk for the key to break out), then demanded to know why we had dared to book our activities through another company, and barricaded us into the hotel. We physically...

Jump to full entry

Oct 29, 2005 - Fiji part 1 - Beaches, Bures and Bula!

Arriving Being as most flights from the west coast of the states across the pacific travel overnight, we arrived bleary eyed and fuzzy around the edges at Nadi airport at the distinctly ungodly hour of 5:30am. We had naivly assumed that the unsociable hour would have meant that Nadi airport would be something of a graveyard, however much to our pleasant surprise, we were greeted off the plane by three Yukelale playing locals, singing to us and welcoming us to Fiji in a most cheery manner. Heartened by this clearly well rehearsed...

Jump to full entry

Sep 21, 2005 - 25/09/05 Fiji (Nadi)

Arrived at Nadi Bay hotel after long boat trip. OH WHAT LUXURY! Comfy double bed (most we had were like sleeping on concrete), own bathroom, towels, coffee machine, aircon, two swimming pools, three bars, two restaurants, laundry the works. Felt like a five star hotel after roughing it for a week. Had (much neeeded) showers (washed everything twice) and passed out. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, mornign and a lay in in comfy bed. Big breakfast. Matt feels 100% again. Plan to spend next couple of days catching up on admin, laundry, internet etc and get some...

Jump to full entry

Sep 17, 2005 - Fiji Islands

Sept. 10, 2005 Just arrived - sitting in a hammock under Palm trees (sorry to rub it in ), watching the ever so friendly and always smiling Fijian people unload goods arriving in small boats from the main island Viti Levu. We are in the Yasawa Group Islands on Wayalailai www.bbr.ca/wayalailai 40 km north of Lautoka. Sitting here trying to reflect on the last 3 days we spent with a Fijian family in the ABACA village - about 1 hour drive using 4 wheel drive along rugged roads inland from the town of Lautoka. The village is one of 6 villages...

Jump to full entry

Aug 18, 2005 - Paradise #1 - Fiji

Bula! Well, you will all be inordinately pleased to hear that this update will be far shorter than the previous few, mostly because I have done sod all but sit on beaches for the last few weeks. As you can see from the pictures, I have been fortunate enough to do sod all in some lovely places, and I am sure all of you sat at home in your houses and offices will be please to hear that the tan is coming on very nicely. I'm afraid I have had to post loads of pictures, partly because Fiji is so gorgeous it deserves them, but mostly because it's...

Jump to full entry

Aug 6, 2005 - Good bye to the Moores, Malamala island and all you can drink

We have just said goodbye to the Moores and very sad it was too. They left at 7.30 and at 10.30 we waved from the bottom of our villa's garden, as their Air Pacific plane took off. We are on our own again. Even the knowledge of a 4-2 drubbing of the girls in the Fiji series is little comfort. They probably feel worse as they have 44 hours of travelling before they return to Lima. Tonight we fly to the Rarotonga in the Cook islands, cross the dateline and repeat Saturday. This is pretty confusing to the boys who keep checking they have got...

Jump to full entry

Aug 6, 2005 - Moce Fiji

Well folks, stage 1 of the trip is winding down. We've had a pretty low key last couple of days here. We were supposed to go for a dive yesterday to a really nice looking lagoon, but that got cut as the tour operator's boat broke down. So we spent the day around the hotel. Cowgirl Chris went on an extended run with a horse. The youngster said Chris had "Horse riding skills" =). We also went snorkelling again, for $6 you just can't go wrong with that. Huge highlight, we saw 2 Lionfish with all their spines spread out in full glory. It was an...

Jump to full entry

Jul 16, 2005 - Fiji safely!

Total culture shock- back in the real world, of proper airports, cars without sellotape holding them togather, a radio in our room and playing "pop muzak" amittedly some early 80's rubbish, but Tonga only has one radio station that plays wall to wall religious music. Now up in the foothills above Nadi having flown in via Suva and some immigration proceedures very reminiscent of India (well, we are nearly in civilisation and there are a lot of Hindu people here) and it's all very beautiful, not flat as a pancake and feels distinctly normal....

Jump to full entry

Jul 7, 2005 - Bula! Bula! Our arrival in Fiji

After a very long flight (time wise 19 hours - but 10 hours actual flying from LA) we arrived in Fiji - in the dark - (5am). We were greeted with some fijian singers and felt very relaxed. Our resort at Denaru Island is exotic. The beach is gorgeous and our unit is very comfortable. We had pancakes and capacino lying on the sun lounges gazing out into the blue waters of the ocean. We decided to get straight into it and caught a bus into Nadi town. What an experience. No windows in the bus and pretty rough. Very much fun. Nadi is quite a...

Jump to full entry

Jul 6, 2005 - Arrival in Nadi, Fiji Islands

Arrived after a long flight from Los Angeles. Luckily the plane and New Zealand staff was great. I was able to get a good nights sleep and wake up the next morning ready to look around. Not much to see in Nadi, although once getting to the islands via boat the scenery was incredible. I ended up staying two nights on an island that I could walk around in five minutes. Luckily there were a lot of cool people to visit with (about 10 of us stayed on the island in their hut/hostel). People from all over. The staff was also great at teaching us...

Jump to full entry

Jun 19, 2005 - 29 hours in Fiji

Fiji didn't quite work out as expected. Upon arrival the promised government run travel agency was nowhere to be found and a cancelled flight meant most rooms in Nadi were taken. As a result a lovely 'man' called Poni got us a room at the decidedly shabby Sunseekers hotel/shed. We laid our heads hoping for better in the morning. Sadly we found out that it would cost us a small fortune to spend three days on one of the picturesque outlaying islands so we beat a hasty retreat to the airport where we were eventually able to advance our flight...

Jump to full entry

Jun 3, 2005 - The Big Sand Castle

SOUTH SEA ISLAND MAMANUCA'S Our last couple of days in the islands was spent on South Sea which the smallest island I have ever seen. We just chilled out. The main reason to be on South Sea was so dad could do some windsurfing. When it got windy he went to see about it and they said there was a small problem - they didn't have any sails. - I think that's a big problem when it comes to windsurfing!!!! They had peanut butter & Jam with the toast in the morning, the only place in Fiji we had peanut butter, which you would never guess since the...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


HOMELESS

Previous -- 0... 10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  -- Next