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Feb 24, 2011 - Trip Home

24th Feb '11 Today is flight day. Oh yeah! Up at the wee hours of dawn. Well 6 for me and 7 for Margret. Usual morning start. Pack up the washing, and shaving gear. A piece of toast and coffee. Checkout. On to the shuttle bus to the Airport. On the bus with us was 4 Americans. They were going out to the airport to pick up a rental car. There was a kiwi lady who was going to her son's wedding. She wasn't to excited about it, apparently it was his 2nd or even 3rd. The shuttle bus driver was somewhat of a comedian. He had us all laughing most...

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Feb 20, 2011 - Transfer Brisbane - Fidschi

Als wir heute Morgen – einmal mehr frühzeitig – aufgestanden sind, wussten wir, dass wir bis zum Abend wieder 3 Stunden „verlieren“ und auf den Fidschi Inseln, dann genau 12 Stunden von zuhause entfernt sein werden (also keine Rechnerei mehr, wieviel Zeit denn nun zuhause ist). Aber alles der Reihe nach. Im Flughafen von Brisbane fanden wir wieder ein „normales Check-In“ vor, wo wir am Schalter 7 unser Gepäck aufgeben und die Tickets erhalten sollten (wir haben einen der grösseren Koffer im Hotel in Brisbane gelassen, wo wir für eine Nacht...

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Feb 17, 2011 - Bula

So after a fantastic time in new Zealand, we spent the last week sleeping on a yacht in Mapua bay whilst doing some volunteer work. The morning commute to work was across the estuary on a little yellow boat, couldn't complain about rush hour but were sometimes affected by tides. I loce life like ratty and moley. We said goodbye to NZ and Bula to a warm, moist Fiji!!  The first few night we spent couch surfing close to nadi airport whilst waiting for miss Ali ninja Rhoades to join us. On our first night we were welcomed to the family with a...

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Feb 1, 2011 - Planning in Full Swing

It's finally sinking in that we head off in less than six weeks. Plane tickets are booked, the camper van is paid for, hotel rooms are booked for the start of our European adventure. Anthony is busy setting up Ovi Maps so we can find our way around once we leave London and hit the road through Germany, Austria, Italy and France. Alison and Jessica have started making lists, What To Pack, Groceries To Buy (preferable translated into German), Things To Do Before We Leave. Will have to be very disciplined with our clothes packing - especially...

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Jan 22, 2011 - The South Pacific

I think I could have waited till I got all these updates done and sent one message! sorry about that! I do believe I am at the end of this cold! Anyhow if years ago when Margret and I first married and didn't have two nickels to rub together, someone had told us we would be cruising the South Pacific I would have told them they were insane! Those days all we could afford was to go to airports and watch air traffic, or go to show homes. It was great entertainment by the way. Anyhow I digress. Today we boarded a catamaran and sailed the...

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Jan 15, 2011 - Fiji the Cannibal Isles

Tortured, that's what Fijian politics are, tortured to the point where there is no beginning to describe it, but suffice it to say that Fiji is the first nation ever to be expelled from the South Pacific Forum (in July 2009), the second ever to be suspended from the British Commonwealth (in September 2009) and the 2010 elections, that might have restored a semblance of democracy, have been postponed by the military junta (is it just ironic or maybe more serious, that Fiji's over-sized army is making the country money in UN missions...

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Dec 12, 2010 - Fiji

This morning we leave Nadi and head to LA. We have spent most our time in Fiji relaxing. We arrived in Fiji at 530am Thursday morning - about 17hours later than we should have. We finally checked into our hostel about 7am and were pretty happy with our $28/night room. We went for a walk down the beach where we met John, a 62 year old tree climber who prepared some green coconuts for us and told us about how he was saving to visit Australia. The rest of the day we spent napping and wandering around. Brendan was amazed that there were far...

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Dec 8, 2010 - Fiji#10: Last 2 Weeks in Fiji

All good things come to and end! And my time in Fiji is up. I have lived here in a jungle for 3 months with the locals, worked as hard as i could and traveled the beautiful country side as much as possible. Here are some things we got up to. About 2 weeks ago we went to the island of Ovalau to the old capital of Fiji called Levuka. The ferry over and back was quite an experience (as i have discussed in other post called "Fiji Time!") and the it was raining and gloomy but we still had a great time in the town which looks like a cowboy town...

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Dec 7, 2010 - Fiji#9: Wrapping up in Vutikalulu

The following items are things we got completed in the last few weeks in Vutikalulu, some have yet to be completed. 1) A-Frame The is basically a pendulum attached to a giant A-Frame that acts like a spirit level for confirming terraces are flat with a +/-2deg tolerance. Garden Terraces are used on land that is steep and the terrace prevents the soil from getting washed down the hill after heavy rain. The tolerance of +/-2deg can be calculated as follows: 2((2πr^2)/360) r=distance of pendulum fulcrum to point of measurement 2)Charcoal...

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Nov 22, 2010 - BULA from Fiji

Bula (hello)! We arrived safely in Fiji after a 10.5 hour flight from LAX. Kids slept eight or more hours, Steve too. I slept more than half. In LAX we helped an Amazing Race team, Mallory and her dad Gary by giving them our Australia Guidebook, sorry AH Library. Flight Time and Easy were there. Along with mom and the hearing-impaired son. Anyway, we landed to a beautiful sunrise. Fijian musicians were at the airport with flowers for our hair. We picked up the car and off to the hotel. The steering wheel and driving lane are on the wrong...

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Sep 4, 2010 - Fiji#1: Lattitude Induction Week

Arrived in Nadi Airport at 8am and had my first shower in 3 days, it was fantastic! Met our Lattitude Rep; Dave at the Airport and he took us to the Capricorn Hotel where our Induction Week will take place until Sunday. We had the day off as the Induction was not starting until the following day. We took a cab that must have been 40 years old into the City Centre and had a look around. My initial thoughts of the town was it was very shabby old and run down. We returned to the Hotel, got dinner that was The following day had an interesting...

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Jul 14, 2010 - Lautoka

Today set a pattern for the next few days. We would have breakfast after 9, then hang around by the room while Remi swam in the pool. During these sessions, he practised diving. We used Riffat's camera in sports mode to help with his technique. If you hold the shutter down, it takes lots of photos in quick succession and you can see what his legs are doing as he goes. We could see from those pictures that even if he started the dive well, he would bring his knee up defensively so as to land on that in the water. He wasn't even aware that...

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