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Oceania » Fiji » Nadi August 5th 2012

BOULA ! Boula, c'est le salut fidjien. Il est servi à peu près à toutes les sauces, aussi bien pour dire bonjour que coucou chaque fois que l'on croise quelqu'un. Un petit reportage photos sur notre voyage à Fidji où nous avons adpoté le temps d'une semaine le "fiji time" qui impose de vivre au ralenti. Nous sommes restés trois jours à l'hotel à Nandi où se trouve l'aeroport, plus précisément sur la presqu'ile de Denarau. Puis nous nous sommes rendu sur "BeachComber Island" pour 5 jours. Vinaka pour votre attention (merci). Rachel... read more
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Oceania » Fiji » Denarau July 23rd 2012

Fiji continued, this entry is based on the trip report I wrote for the 4wd club. Adrenaline junkie A nice easy start to the day, everyone being a little tired from the long day of travel yesterday. A hearty breakfast was taken in the open air tropical surrounds of our environment, but it was soon time to get down to the business of the day and that was to find sunbeds for 10, the biggest decision being which pool to sit next to as the choices were endless, the final decision was based on the one with the least number of children. It was clear that not having access to a 4wd over here was not going to deter anyone’s fun, investigations took place into some ... read more
One of the Swimming Pools
Bridge over the Pool
Another Swimming Pool

Oceania » Fiji » Yasawa Islands » Yasawa Island July 21st 2012

We had been considering swimming with the manta rays and were quite excited about going, when we woke up in the morning it was still raining. It was about 730 and we had been told that a few of the boys left early in the morning to go find where the manta rays actually were. We were sitting on the bed trying to decide what to do when we heard the drums signaling that they had found them and it was time to take off. We grabbed our snorkels, masks and fins and took off. It was slightly raining but wasn’t too horribly bad. About 10 of us or so pilled in a boat with 2 Fijian guides and one English guide named Joe. Our boat took off out into the ocean and we were off. ... read more

Oceania » Fiji » Denarau July 21st 2012

Finally the long awaited 4wd club girls trip to Fiji, when I say long awaited, we only planned it a few months ago, but all 10 of us were very eager to get there. Various methods of travel, trains, coaches, planes and cars, the 10 of us eventually group together at the Sydney International Airport Inn for our overnight stay in Sydney. We had 2 rooms for the 10 of us which was cosy to say the least, the important thing was for us all to be together in preparation for our early flight in the morning. Dinner at the rowing club and in no time at all we had returned to the hotel for a cup of tea party in one of the rooms, only to find that some of us had a text message ... read more
Getting the snorkel ready
Awaiting our Transport
Breakfast

Oceania » Fiji » Yasawa Islands » Naviti Island July 11th 2012

So, made it to Fiji and glad I made the trip. My gut response was it's like a combo of Hawaii, Tonga and the Whitsundays. No a bad start! The wqeather the last 2 days hasdnt been super duper but the sun has been pout all day today and I am makingthem ost of it. I lefty the smallest island- South Sea Island today after spending my first 2 days there. It's tiny and more like a Fijian homestay than anything else. Last night we sat around the table drinking cava which numbs your mouth and makde my limbs go all heavy. The food there was tyo die for and despite the cloudy weather I had a ball. Now i'm on Manta Ray island and tonight I'm going to see the sunset via a tube cruise. ... read more

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Oceania » Fiji » Nadi June 24th 2012

On the way over to Australia we figured we had to stop some where in the pacific ocean and Fiji was the destination of choice. It was a long flight from LA and the bizzare thing was we crossed the international date line at around midnight so there was entire day that didnt "exist" for us. When we arrived we were able to just see the sunrise over the Fijian mountains and it made the 11 hour flight all worth it. We spent the first few nights in Nadi, the main tourist spot on the largest island of Fiji. We stayed in an incredible hostel that had the perfect atmosphere for Fiji. Everyone there was totally relaxed and just care free living. After dinner everyone would gather around and listen to the workers play guitar and ... read more
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Oceania » Fiji » Yasawa Islands June 17th 2012

Tuesday 17th June - So back 2 stops towards Nadi on the Yasawa Flyer to Octopus Island where transferred to smaller fishing boat for Viwa Island Resort as off the main ferry track. The captain handed over to youngest member while he and his mate had smoko break and it was a fun, VERY bumpy ride. Arrived to the now normal greeting of musicians and scented frangipan garlands. Only 11 bure’s here that accommodate 28 maximum guests, but learnt only 2 other couples at the moment so pretty much have the resort to ourselves and the poshest one yet. All bures on the waters edge complete with sunbeds, hammock, white softest sand ever then straight into the sea. Mmmmm. Viwa Island is a very low lying coral atoll that was once below sea level and no ... read more
On our way to Viwa
Beautiful beach at Viwa
School concert

Oceania » Fiji » Yasawa Islands » Naviti Island June 13th 2012

Wednesday 13thJune - Woken by small drops of rain blewing in through the wooden slats which was quite pleasant until they got slowly bigger followed by huge downpour at which point we had to act. Realize Fiji cant be this lush without a lot of rain! The mozzie spray hasn't been working too good and as usual they have taken a real shine to me, one particularly attractive welt on my stomach is definitely the champion so far. Julian tried the $10 for a bag of washing, to find his white t-shirt has come back blue and he's gained a few xtra items. However, Nanuya resort is Fijian and extremely well run, the Bures are very clean and good standard, the food is excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful so would fully recommend this ... read more
One of the many songs
Beautiful village children
More gorgeous kids from village

Oceania » Fiji » Yasawa Islands » Naviti Island June 9th 2012

We arrived in Fiji on Thursday 17th May after leaving LA on the Tuesday and losing Wednesday to the international date line. We left on Saturday 26th after spending our first and last nights at the sky lodge hotel on the main land and the rest of our time island hopping. We spent our first day on the mainland relaxing by the pool after a ball aching flight through the night and set off early friday morning to catch the Awesome Adventures boat to our first island Nacula islands. After 3 hours and 45 minutes on the boat we arrived at Oarsmans bay lodge where we grabbed lunch and went to watch an inter island rugby match. I should have taken my boots with me, the kicker was rubbish I probably could have scored more points ... read more

Oceania » Fiji » Yasawa Islands » Nanuya Island June 8th 2012

When I left school MANY moons ago, my total achievements in foreign languages I am ashamed to say amounted to a CSE Grade 4 in French. I could blame this on the fact that my French teacher, Mr. H, was an alcoholic, had been banned from most of the pubs in Cowes and later I was told sadly died of liver Schlerosis. However, the truth was that for someone whose childhood travel highlights extended to a very unsuccessful coach trip to Scotland with their mother and school field trips to Newtown and Bembridge, I naively failed to see the point of what foreign language and travel could possibly have to do with me! Not sure what has happened lately, but bring it on!! Friday 8th June. Yesterday I was presented with a snorkel, mask and flippers, ... read more
Arrival at Nanuya
Our Beautiful Beachfront Bure
Beware Falling Coconuts!




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