Fiji November 1st 2006 We reconnected at LAX after jumping on separate flights on a very snowy morning in Calgary. The first leg to LA was easy; the 11.5 hour all-nighter was still to come. In the end, arriving in Fiji at 3:00 am local time, which was essentially 9:00 for us, was not too grueling and the excitement of the adventure gave us the energy we needed to get processed by customs and checked into our hotel.
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Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Nadi Fiji became independent in 1970, after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987, caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract la... ... read more
It was the first week of August and we had all but signed the papers on a rental house in the nation’s capital, where we were going to relocate for a year or two on a Parks Canada assignment. The next Monday the entire plan was on hold and by Friday the Ottawa ship had sailed. No bother, we really like living in Jasper anyway.
Then the life altering call . . . Angie, calls and says: “Why don’t we take that year off and travel to New Zealand like we’ve always dreamed of?”
I gave her a nervous laugh and said “Great idea!” all the while shaking my head. Two weeks later we had the wh... full info