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Jan 4, 2005 - NADI (fiji)

Onward from New York we headed south and after a quick change of flights in LA we crossed the Equator and made our way to Fiji. Arriving early in the morning we got off the half empty plane, always good and were struck by heat and humidity for the first time in a long time. Unfortunately it wasn't long after this point that we stood at the baggage reclaim for the best part of an hour watching the same bags go round and round, sadly for us none of these bags were ours. Somewhere between here and NY our 4 main bags had all gone walk about,...

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Dec 19, 2004 - First week in Fiji

Hey everybody, here's my first attempt at editing my little web page, this photo is from the a resort I stayed at on about day 3, after leaving pdx Sat. evening I arrived in Nadi (pronounced Nandi) on Monday 5 am and headed strait for the beach, of course a tropical storm was brewing from the North and ended up turning into a cyclone hitting the Wasawa Group of Islands, I headed south and east and missed the worst part of the storm. Since then the weather has been on and off which is just fine as I am continually needing a break from the...

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Itchy Feet

Dec 10, 2004 - Fiji

Hello, We arrived in Fiji slightly ahead of schedule after we shortened our stay in the US due to a ticket blunder. Our original ticket would have had us staying in the US for 10 nights. The extra time in Fiji proved useful, as we lost nearly an entire day when we crossed the international dateline that lies between the two countries. We arrived in a town called Nadi which is not particularly great but has internet cafes, restaurants and some poor hotels. We spent two nights there before heading to the Yasawa Island group. Our guidebook...

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aaron_gayle

Dec 5, 2004 - At least it won't rain in Fiji

We arrive in Fiji after a profoundly average flight with Air Pacific and can't help but notice on the way to the hotel that it's raining. We really are fated to get wet this trip. The hotel is very nice and we don't do much the first day, other than say "Bula" a lot to everybody. This appears to be a significant part of the culture here, saying "Bula" and smiling inanely. And big hair. Next day we eat our own bodyweight in breakfast and retire to the pool. We don't plan to do much, though I want to go snorkelling at some point and have been...

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Nov 8, 2004 - Bula from Fiji

Well, here we are in Fiji. After spending 11 hours in the most cramped airplane ever, sitting next to a woman who is probably the oldest woman alive, we made it. Interesting coincidence (?), we ran into Bob, our old travel agent, who happened to be on the same flight as us. So, we decided to band together with a few other people and all go to the same place together. Annette, the Brit, was already signed into the Horizon Beach Hostel in New Town, so that's where we went. But not before waiting for about an hour for Bob to get his tickets...

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Oct 14, 2004 - FIJI

Just wanted to let everyone know we arrived in fiji and it is mucho awesome and pretty f-d, pictures are coming soon. We arrived in fiji and getting off the airplane at 5 am in the morning with close to no sleep or no good sleep, we are welcomed by people playing banjos or guitars or something, we start walking to the bus stop to get to nadi a main city. nadi is kind of seedy and this guy is kind of hanging around us trying to show us around. we almost stay in nadi and get a hostel but think better of it and take a taxi to a hostel nearby...

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danandjake

Oct 13, 2004 - First hours in Fiji

Well I have arrived in Fiji, a day older without experiencing the day! (12th was lost when I crossed the international date line) The flight was really great, both of them and quite easy. I actually slept on the plane to Fiji, theres a first time for everything i suppose! It was helped by the sleeping tablet i took and the blindfold I used which was particularly comfortable! So I arrived here at 5 am Fiji time after a good 8 hours sleep! I got to my hotel, clean but not spectacular, had a shower and headed out. Everything is closed! so I...

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Oct 6, 2004 - Sea Spray / Back in Nadi (Nadi Bay Hotel)

Today was a great day! In the morning we left Bounty Islad and took a transfer to South Sea island. From there we took the Tiger IV boat (very much like the 'Yasawa Flyer') over to a Mamanuca group island called Mana. From there we jumped on a huge sailing boat called 'Sea Spray'. It was a huge boat originating from Scotland in the 1920's. When we got on the boat the first thing the crew did is hand us champagne and watermelon follwed by wishing us a big hello! Then then said that the bar was open and it was a free bar for the rest of the...

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Oct 5, 2004 - Kuata / Bounty Island

It was the last day at Kuata and also the last time we'd be with a lot of friends we'd made. Although we were off to Bounty Island today most of the others were going to South Sea Island, which was just next to Bounty. The boat was in the afternoon so we spent most of the morning taking pics of everyone and getting email addresses. We also managed to get a couple of cheaky snorkel sessions in. By the afternoon we had all crowded round on the beach waiting for the boat to come. Our friend from Southampton Paul showed us how he'd cut his knee...

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Sep 16, 2004 - Fiji

(Don't forget to check back on the New Zealand entry as we have uploaded the photos now) Fiji **** We spent 6 relaxing and sun-filled days on this beautiful island. After arriving by seaplane, we headed straight for the beach and swam as we watched the sun set behind us. We did attempt to be active now and again in between the sunbathing and cocktail swigging, but any exertion was followed by a visit to the pool bar to indulge in a banana smoothie. We did 4 km walk all around the island and a bush walk which involved climbing to the highest...

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Sep 10, 2004 - Day 2 and 3 on Beachcomber

After breakfast, we took a boat out to some coral reefs near Sand Island to snorkel. The boat trip was breathtaking because the reef was so close to the surface. It was my first time snorkelling, but I managed after a rocky start. We saw a ton of fish and we wound up swimming to Sand Island. The island is this funny, little, uninhabited island with nothing but sand on it. Later on in the afternoon, we decided to take a ride on a banana boat. It's basically this large inflatable thing in the shape of a banana. The banana is then attached by...

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Sep 8, 2004 - Beachcomber Island

We spent 3 days and 2 nights on Beachcomber Island. On Wednesday morning, we left the Nadi Bay Hotel for Denarau Port and boarded a catamaran for the island. The trip took about half an hour and was really cool because we passed by all of these other little islands (like Treasure Island) on our way over to Beachcomber, plus they gave us fruit to eat. The island is TINY. Michelle and I walked around the entire island in 10 minutes. We stayed in the Grand Bure, which is a 98-person dorm, but we were lucky enough to get bunks in the upstairs...

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Fiji 2004

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