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Jan 25, 2010 - End of the Experience

Hello to all again. Following the second night, we had a big meal at the hotel for Cams birthday. At the end we all got him a cake, but it was a tiny little peice, so we didnt get any! We finished the night by having a big Kava ceremony, of about 7 cup fulls each, and a boogie on the dancefloor! It then gets to the 22nd. We all got up early again and left Uprising hotel around 9am. The start of the day was a bit boring. We had a long 1 hour bush journey to Suva, the capital of the Country. We had a tour around the city in the bus, but it...

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Jan 19, 2010 - January 16

January 16 We got up and took the bus to the marina where we boarded the Cat to go to Castaway Island. The trip took about 75 minutes and we saw lots of little islands on the way. The Cat was like a bus because it stopped at about 7 or 8 islands before us. There was no dock and we were tendered in and then had to jump in the water to get to shore. Of course our bure wasn’t ready so we wandered around. When it was a porter took us on a tour of the resort as we walked to our new home for the next few days. Bathing suits, no shoes and a T...

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Jan 19, 2010 - January 19

January 19 Another travel day. We got up and had a leisurely breakfast and waited for the ferry to take us back to Port Danarau. From there we went to the airport and flew back to Sydney. We got the shuttle back to the airport hotel and got all our bags out of storage. We then repacked everything and went down and had dinner. We had a couple of drinks and went to bed. Tomorrow is the big travel day.

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Jan 19, 2010 - January 18

January 18 Today we decided to go sailing. They gave us a catamaran and we headed to go around the island. Everything was going great until we rounded the far end of the island. Then the wind died. After struggling for a while the beach patrol came by and towed us around the other side . They let us go to sail back into port, however, the wind died again and we ended up beaching the boat and towing it in to the marina. Fortunately other people had the same problem so we didn’t look out of place. After lunch we relaxed and then went...

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Jan 18, 2010 - Nadi- Fiji

Hey there all, to our..second/third entry. The first in Fiji. We left LA at 10pm to arrive in Nadi at 5.30am (local time). We hit quite bad turbulance on the way, but we survived! We got into Nadi Bay hotel at 6.30am and were staying in the Hibiscus Dorm. It isnt too bad as you can see from the pictures. The fijian ladies love us because were blonde and always say "hello boys" haha. The lady at reception got us a taxi to take us into town around 10ish. We went in and say the Sri Suva Temple, which was quite cool. Although we did walk in...

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Jan 15, 2010 - January 15

January 15 We got up very early this morning (5:15) to go to the airport to fly to Fiji. We were on a Boeing 777 which holds about 300 passengers. Unfortunately for us about one half of them were kids. However, the flight was smooth and the movie good. When we landed we had to meet the tour rep and got sorted out and taken to our hotel. The Radisson is a 5 star new place. Here the Internet is free. Because of the 2 hour time change was late afternoon when we went down to the pool for a swim. We met various people from Aussie and NZ. It...

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Nov 5, 2009 - Bula! Please enter the cage; we'll ply you with alcohol!

As I am fortunate enough to work for a bunch of philanthropist new agers, our Christmas bonus was a swift escapade in Fiji. We stayed in an embarrassingly swanky resort, and generally assumed the air of 19 century elite, drinking ice cold beverages served by smiling locals. Not a bad thing, in itself, but it is interesting to note that the resort circumference was carefully marked by a barbed wire fence, presumably to keep the tourists in. We did escape though, me and the old boy dashing covertly out the gate, sprinting down a unsurfaced...

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Nov 3, 2009 - Bula

Yay!!! We are back in North America. We have again been staying with John, Susan and David while we prepare for the next leg of our trip. We plan to leave Wednesday and head south and east. The cell phone decided to stay in Fiji so email will be the only way to contact us. We will do our best to sum up our week in Fiji as best as we can without boring you all to death. I would like to start off by saying the islands of Fiji are beautiful with a huge variety of places to stay depending on your budget and intrests. The island people are very...

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Nov 3, 2009 - Ain't Life Grand!

In my mind I was a child ...... AND IT FELT GOOD! Just a quick update. My time in Fiji is nearing an end. I am currently at a place called Manta Ray Eco Resort on Nanuya Palavu in the Yasawa Islands, Fiji. I had the amazing opportunity to swim with a Manta Ray yesterday. Incredible. I took lots of photos and will get some up on this site soon. I promise. I have been a busy island hopping fool this last few weeks and have had some pretty awesome experiences. I swam through caves, fed sharks and even held on to a White Tipped Shark while it...

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Jun 8, 2009 - First day in Fiji.

The cabin lights were turned on at 5.40 Fiji time, which is 1.40 China time. I had not slept well, at all, and still wanted more sleep. My neck and shoulders, and lower back were killing me. We had breakfast served. It was good. An omelette, with yoghurt, fresh fruit and a blueberry muffin. Once the sky started to get some light, there was an amazing sight. The full moon hung at the end of the plane's wing, with white clouds below. Not much later, there was golden colour on the horizon. It is a long time since I have seen a sunrise, and...

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Mar 5, 2009 - SOUTH SEA ESCAPE

Bula ! from Fiji. Today was our boat trip out to one of Fijis smallest islands – South Sea Island. We left Port Denarau by fast catamaran and within just 25 minutes the tiny South Sea Island was (fully!) in view. We tendered ashore to be met by the island staff singing Fijian folk songs. As we came ashore, I was tempted to respond with renditions of various songs from South Pacific, but a) Sandra was not keen and b) whilst my dad taught me words from most of the songs, I had forgotten many – so “There ain’t nothing like a dame” would...

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Mar 4, 2009 - Kava In Navala - And Nothing Like Spanish Sparkling Wine !

KAVA IN NAVALA - AND NOTHING LIKE SPANISH SPARKLING WINE ! We set off early this morning to go up the West Coast of the main island and into the highlands to the traditional Fijian village of Navala. Travelling up the Kings Road from Nadi (pronounced Nandi) we first headed for the “Sugar City” of Lautoka, surrounded by sugar cane and the largest refinery in the islands. Next stop was Ba, a “soccer mad town”, which is very odd in Fiji where rugby occupies the front and back pages of the newspapers. Here we stopped to go into the main...

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