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Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Nadi November 15th 2005

BULA EVERYBODY!!! i am here in nadi fiji, just outside the mountains with andy and mike. we finally have some internet access. i miss everyone, and im sorry for the late entry we have done so much check out we stayed on that island and conquered it for our stay here snorkeled, tanned, aqua dumped, got really bad fish diahrea, stayed with the mamas and got wasted off Kava....dont mess with that stuff...look it up if you wish. fiji has been eye opening and we cant believe we are actually here. we will be in new zealand in auckland tommorow afternoon...which is actually a day and a half ahead of you guys...oi vay! i hope everyones okay at the courthouse...i miss you all the mamas hooked us up with safe awesome meals...while we lifted our ... read more

Oceania » Fiji November 11th 2005

Well here we are finallty at Fiji, one the places ive been looking foward to going to the most out of my hole trip. When we first arrived we went to this hostel which was really cheap to stay bout 6 pound a night but the beach were really crap. Loads of rubbish water was dirty and sand was like mud!! So the next day we booked a trip to go to the outer island called 'Beachcomber' or as we like to call it 'Party Island'. The boat trip over alone was amazing and when we arrived to the Party Island it didnt disapoint!! White sand, crystal clear waters and clear blue skys! Been having a wkd time so far leaving Beachcomber today to try another Island out, whicdh i bet going to be crap!!buuurrrrd! Take ... read more
On Aukland skytower
Before our skydive

Oceania » Fiji » Yasawa Islands October 31st 2005

fiji time. let me explain. meesh and i arrived in fiji at 4am and were immediately bombarded with travel agents attempting to usher us into their offices. we succumbed rather quickly, my fault, but it wasn't all bad. we had air conditioning and comfy couches to sit on for the next 6 hours while we waited for our bus. we then were transported to our boat, "the yasawa flyer" that took us to our destination, sunset resort on big waya island. we were greeted a short distance away from the island with a shuttle boat. we loaded our gear and boarded the boat to find only two other people with us. two much older, but very friendly other people. we were serenaded upon docking (or beaching really) with fijian music (think typical island songs) and fresh ... read more
coconut milk
samu and me
fiji sunset

Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Nadi October 29th 2005

Bula from Nadi, Fiji! Caitlin and I arrived in Nadi (NAN-di) Wednesday. The 11 hour flight was not bad, unless you count the awful in-flight movie of the Fantastic Four. At least they give you free drinks! We arrived at the tiny, two story Nadi International Airport at 3 AM. I immediately started to shed my fleece and New England fall mentality. It was humid and about 80 degrees in the middle of the night. Sweeeet. After customs (no bodily searches this time), Fijians in loud "Bula shirts" (think Haiwaiian type shirts) asked us where we were staying. They ended up being travel agents who act as representatives to resorts on the outer islands (Nadi is on the main island, Viti Levu). To us, they don't charge any more than booking directly. However, they take a ... read more
View From Tent
Volcanic Coast

Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Suva October 26th 2005

Me and Willy jumped off Wallaby here and backpacked around Fiji for a few weeks. What a great place, and met lots of cool people. ... read more
some friends in Fiji
another sunset
Sunset bond fire

Oceania » Fiji October 23rd 2005

Fiji Time is Any Time... no need for watchs and clocks. The people are probably the friendliest and most chilled-out people in the world. Fiji exceded my expectations. And my budget. After a day in Nadi I found the perfect place to head to for some excellent diving... Robinson Crusoe Island on the Coral Coast. I got stuck right into a PADI open water course and withing a few days I was certified (as a scuba diver, not a nutcase) and hooked. Next I wanted to see some more of Fiji and sample the diving somewhere else. A 3 day sailing adventure onboard a 40' yacht fitted the bill perfectly and I got to see a bit of the Mamanuca and Yasawa island groups. Then back to Robinson Crusoe for more diving, hammock time and fire ... read more
Sunset of Nadi
Fiji money
Robinson Crusoe Island

Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Coral Coast October 14th 2005

11thOctober The start of our Fijian Holiday!! We left Adelaide Airport at 6.30pm and reached Melbourne Airport in 55 Minutes. Before we got off the plane, the Stewardess announced to everyone that we were getting married and that it was my first flight- how embarrassing! Melbourne Airport was huge and built like a rabbit warren. I decided to take Quell for the next flight. It made a huge difference and I could look out the window without feeling dizzy! The plane was bigger but only half full. 12th October Bula from Fiji. We arrived at the Airport in Nadi at about 4.00am Fiji time. As soon as we got off the plane, we could feel the humidity and warmth. It was a nice change from cold Adelaide. The Airport was not as modern looking as Australia, ... read more
Arriving at 4am
Outrigger pool
Outrigger Rooms

Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Coral Coast October 2nd 2005

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAN!! We arrived in FeeJee (on the island of Viti Levu) after a fine flight with Air Pacific but were too late to catch the bus to our accomodation. Instead we stayed the night in Nadi, near to the airport. The next day we took a taxi to the bus station in the main town, caught the lunchtime bus to Korolevu on the "Coral Coast" (a 2hr journey) and arrived at "The Beachouse" in time to check in to our garden room and take afternoon tea (free, every day at 4pm!!) by the pacific ocean. The hostel is set in a coconut grove, right on the beach with an amazing coral reef and safe-swimming (if shallow) lagoon. There is a cafe where we ate breakfast/lunch/dinner and not much else around. We looked forward to ... read more
Sheltering from the rain
Swinging in the rain
Tim 'n' Fluffy on the beach

Oceania » Fiji » Yasawa Islands September 25th 2005

After a week in California, we flew to Fiji. We arrived early in the morning, and it was already at least 30 degrees! So warm and humid! We checked into our hotel in Nadi and passed out straight away. Our first day in Nadi was spent organising our escape! Nadi is OK, but we were keen to get to the Yasawa Islands! We booked ourselves on a 4 day/3 night cruise around the Yasawa Islands, staying at BareFoot Island. It was one of the best experiences of my whole life. We met the boat in the harbour, and sailed out into a tropical paradise on a tall ship. Each day we would wake up in our bures by the beach, and go for a swim in the clear blue ocean. We would have a delicious breakfast ... read more
Kava ceremony
Relaxing in style
Our bure

Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Nadi September 25th 2005

Bula from Fiji. The stay in Fiji at the Anchorage was nice. The rooms were very large. We did not do much other than hang out by the pool and get adjusted to the time change. It is interesting to watch Monday night football live on Tuesday afternoon local time. We went on a one day cruise on a 70’ sail boat. It dropped us off for a swim on the island were they filmed the Tom Hanks movie ‘Castaway’. Fiji is like a Caribbean or Mexican resort for Aussies and Kiwis. We meet a lot of Kiwis and got several phone numbers to call while we are in New Zealand.... read more

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