Blogs from Nadi, Fiji, Oceania - page 6

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Oceania » Fiji » Nadi October 11th 2010

Bula everyone, still in Fiji but only until 22-00 to-day when we fly out LA by some miracle we arrive there before we leave here at 13-00 on the same day.We're just hanging about round the pool til we get picked up at 6-00 pm.We just got the bill for our stay here so we're going for a lie down to recover, as you may expect the biggest part of the bill was for alcohol. Hope Deborah and Thomas both had a nice birthday without us but we'll make up for it when we return.Claire and Michael, we hope to see you on Sunday before you go to Dubai and everyone else as soon as possible. We've read all the books on the island so it's time to move on. No wonder the Aussies are all ... read more

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi October 8th 2010

Hi guys, still lots of sun sea and swimming, we eventually gave up on the photos but I think Mum's got about 3000 to show you when we get home. Went into Nadi yesterday, that the largest town locally, about the size of Wallasey village, but Mum managed to spend about the budget of a small country on various items . I think my time on the computer is about to run out. So love to everyone and we'll be in contact soon... read more

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi October 4th 2010

Bula everyone from Fiji, Tropical isle very hot amazing resort. We finally came out of the jungle and the rain. There was no phone reception TV or anything else apart from trees toads frogs crocs and box jellyfish called stingers which can sting you to death, also in the sea the occasional shark. However we're now on an island with our room overlooking the beach, tomorrow we move into another room with jacuzzi etc, they've upgraded us because the room wasn't ready, including giving us a free dinner and bottle of champers! We are now 11 hours ahead of you so the flight from Brisbane was only just over 3 hours which is why this feels like we are still in Australia. It is full of Australians! Glad to hear the babies are coming along nicely, ... read more

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi September 23rd 2010

Although it was only a 6 hour journey, we set off on Sun 5th Sep 0810 and got to Nadi 1240 on Mon afternoon and lost a day. Only to make that special day up on Friday when we got married. We couldn't help but smile when we entered Nadi International airport as we were greeted by a group of serenaders. Our first impressions of Nadi was that it reminded us of India. The taxi took us through villages, sugar cane plantations and scrubland to the boat taxi that took us across the jetty to our tropical paradise for 8 nights. Everyone here says 'Bula!' as a greeting (and with much gusto if there's little response!) They gave us enough 'leis' (flower/shell garlands) to start a collection. Locals work on 'Fiji time' (their way of ... read more
...and it's well maintained gardens.
Our suite was gorgeous.
A 'Lovo'...

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi September 19th 2010

Hi all, So after having to finish going round the Yasawa Islands (I only had a 7 day pass), I decided that rather than stay in Nadi, which would have been a bit dull, I would go up into the mountains instead. I finally arrived at Stony Creek by late evening after getting the transfer back on the yellow boat, and met Jo and Calv from England, and Nate from the USA. We ended up having a doubles pool battle, which me and Calv won 2-1, with little help from me apart from a few amazing, and completely fluke shots. At about midnight I went up to the dorm which I had to myself - avoiding the frogs living on the path on the way up! Once in the dorm I shooed out the wildlife - ... read more
Massive moth in the dorm
Frog hiding under my bed
Pineapple fanta

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Oceania » Fiji » Nadi September 10th 2010

Onlookers and in-coming guests with their luggage witnessed the spectacle whilst I was escorted through the complex with two flower girls and four Fijian warriors as they took me to the jetty where a boat was ready to take me to the wedding bure. A big thank you to the person who taken the following pictures on my camera x ... read more
They call it 'Fijian time', we call it 'bad timekeeping'!
The choir has a song for all occasions.
My flower girls.

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi September 10th 2010

Bula! (Hello), I have finally found a decent internet cafe to update this from - in the islands they charge $15 per hour - only $1 per hour here in Nadi (Nan-di), the equivalent of roughly 30p. So I set off at stupid-o'clock in the morning to catch the 11 hour plane out to Los Angeles. I thought it was going to be a nightmare but it ended up being alright as it was a BA flight, and therefore comfy, with lots of films and food - ended up watching Karate Kid (rubbish), The Last Airbender (good), The History Boys, The Back-up Plan and some random stuff off TV. The food was okay, though I wouldn't recommend eating Chicken Tikka whilst on an aeroplane going through turbulence - it doesn't work. The airport in LA was ... read more
SeaSpray yacht
Snorkelling at Monuriki
Village Chief and son

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi September 8th 2010

What can i say about Kava, Fiji's traditional drink? It looks like muddy water, it tastes like muddy water, in fact it tastes like muddy water that all the villagers have washed their feet in first. If there's one thing I've learnt during the past 7 months travelling its this, if any food or drink is described as "traditional" it tastes like feet. Every house, village, special ceremony you go to, you get offered Kava and its considered rude not to drink a bowl once offered. So down the hatch it goes, close my eyes and think of England. Which is what I'm doing more and more now its only a few weeks away! Got a few pictures of me enjoying a nice bowl of Kava, shame you cant quite capture the sound of gagging! Passed ... read more
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Oceania » Fiji » Nadi August 29th 2010

Bula! I’m writing this in Nadi Horizon resort, after a fortnight of cruising around the Yasawa and Mamuca islands and I’ve got lots of tales to update you on, so I hope you don’t get bored. We’ve had an amazing time already and I might go as far as to say it’s been the best experience we’ve had so far! It was only 2 weeks ago that we were in Auckland, in a ropey hostel, enjoying cloudy weather and a prison like bedroom, counting down the minutes to our Fiji trip. The premiership season had kicked off back in England and Everton were playing Blackburn at 2am NZ time...so I was feeling a little bit far from home for the first time (Clio obviously didn’t care about the football :-)). However, I was confident the change ... read more
The Yasawa flyer
Our first Kava ceremony
Blue Lagoon beach

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi August 10th 2010

We are on our way to warmer climates, woohoo!!! I couldnt wait. I had been looking forward to visiting Fiji since the beginning of our trip and after such cold weather in OZ i was ready for some beach time. It only took 3 hours to reach Nadi on mainland Fiji but the difference in temperature hit us as soon as we stepped off the plane. Nadi airport is only small so our bags arrived pretty quick and we walked out the doors to find a women who would take us to our hostel. We had booked to stay at nadi bay resort for 2 nites but did not have any plans arranged after that. We sat on a couch and waited for the rest of the people for our bus. Everybody coming from arrivals were ... read more
Looking for the line
Plane lands oh so close
What you generally do after golf




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