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Sep 17, 2010 - Fiji#3: Joe, the inspirational person i have ever met

Last weekend, a man who worked with Hannah said we can visit his village for a few days and he will take is out to see to snorkel in the coral reefs and they would take us out to a beach on an island for a BBQ. Of course we said yes! When i first met Joe, i noticed he had no arms and i assumed he attended the school where Hannah worked, but i later found out he was a teacher there. He was born with no arms and he does everything with his feet; typing, writing, eating, smoking, gesturing, pick things up etc. During the cava session on the...

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Sep 9, 2010 - Fiji#2: Living in a Tropical Jungle

Why do mosquitoes love me so much?! I am getting destroyed! Ah well, apparently it will get worse before it gets better..... I have just finished my second weeks work. Let me explain what the project is all about. I am working at the Vutikalulu Centre which is run by a couple called Julie and Fred Dewa. (http://vutikalulu-centre.com/) The aim of the centre is to develop a self sustaining farm that can run its self and not depend on electricity and buying external supplies etc. For example there is a huge garden with a variety of vegetables...

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Feb 21, 2010 - Vanua Levu Nadi

Today we found a cab driver to drive us to some of the hot spots of the area for viewing. We had waited to long to get a tour, today is Sunday and everything is pretty much closed up for Church. It is close to mandatory to attend one of the Church services. Most of the people are Methodist. The cab driver picked us up at 8 am for a quick drive around ..he had to be at his Church by Noon. First on the agenda we went to a local village. We where given a walkabout by a local and we where requested to donate money to the Village fund. The...

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Feb 20, 2010 - Fiji Port Denarau

Today we tryed to walk the beach line to the Port of Denarau. When we say we tried we had to stop off at a hotel and take the shuttle bus on the road. The walk was long and hot...the sand is black which draws the hear....ha made it to the port and enjoyed lunch.

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Feb 18, 2010 - Fiji

After a short flight (2 plus hours) we arrived in Fiji. We are on the main airport Island of Viti Levu for 4 nights and than off to the Outer Island of Malolo Levu. This is the Hurricane season and knock on wood so far so good. The weather has been great, the prices low and the crowds sparse. We booked the Radisson and the room is really nice. We have the book one night get one night free and think we are really getting a deal. This is the place where Australians and New Zealanders come for a short vacation so we have enjoyed their company...

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Jan 20, 2010 - Fiji Experience

Hey to all! Its is the 21st in Fiji today and again, its a new entry! This is the second day of fiji expereince and were going to take you through both days. After crashing out a 9pm on the 19th, we had to get up at 6am to get ready to be picked up for the fiji experience bus at 8am. We were picked up at 8.10am (because of fiji time, which means if you say 8, they usually mean about 9, because there so laid back) and met Cam, our tour guide and Paps, our bus driver. We had a small group of 10 on the bus, and the fun began! We started off by...

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Oct 20, 2009 - FIJI

SUVA, Fiji “Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.” - HERMAN MELVILLE This is our second trip to Fiji. We visited here sailing on the return trip back to California from last year’s Asia-Australia Grand Voyage. They really did have cannibals here…this is the place that they actually put missionaries in pots, cooked, and ate them. This was a big deal when the Europeans discovered this place and it was all the rage in the 1800’s and finally put to an official complete stop, I think in the 1920’s. At all the curio...

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Jan 28, 2009 - Finish Fiji

On Monday I took a tour to the Navua River in Fiji. We drove on a bus for three hours closer to the capital of Fiji, Suva. Then they took us in a long cigarette style motor boat up the Navua River to a Fijian village. At the village we were greeted by the people with the traditional Kava ceremony. They then showed us around their village and told us some of their history and how they came to be. The young children go to kindergarten in the village and they performed a welcome song for us. Adorable!!! They then served us a lunch which was...

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Nov 10, 2008 - Suva, Fiji - Where's Vijay?

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” - Robert Louis Stevenson Today we are in FIJI in the port city of SUVA. Sounds exotic…one of those South Seas places that we’ve all heard of like Pago-Pago, and Tahiti, and Papeete, but never figured we’d ever visit. Oh yeah, if you’re Marlon Brando or someone like that, this might be your place…otherwise, you are probably relegated to Rehoboth Beach, or Virginia Beach, or the Keys, or maybe even Cancun or Puerto Vallarta. In any event, we...

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Jun 14, 2008 - Suva

Today was amazing. We went for a hike in a rainforest and got caught in a tropical rainstorm on the way - it was awesome. I felt like I was an extra in Platoon or something. Wading waist deep through forst streams - I have never been so wet in my life. But it was still quite warm so all good. Unfortunately I couldn't take any pictures without drowning my camera, but it was kind of nice just to enjoy the experience for a change without having to worry about taking pictures all the time. The highlight had to be climbing up a muddy little trek...

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Grand Day Out

Aug 27, 2007 - Suva

We took a trip into Suva, the capital of Fiji and visited the museum. Yes, the Fijians ate people in the past; a disgusting thought, but it was life for them. We also looked around the craft markets. It's amazing to see what the Fijians can fabricate from tapa. The evening sky was beautiful, lit up by lots of stars. We visited the local village to discover more about Fijian life and Jacqui went snorkelling in the reef. She was so apprehensive about it, as the Great Barrier Reef experience is definitely a once in a lifetime, but the water...

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Mar 22, 2007 - Fiji

The Republic of Fiji is an island country made up a few big islands surrounded by reefs and many smaller islands. The major island is Viti Levu, which the locals refer to as the mainland, which puts the isolation and vastness of the South Pacific Ocean in perspective. They were called the Cannibal Islands once upon a time, and for good reason. Hot tourist souvenir items are reproduction wooden battle axes and flesh forks that they used to use to kill and eat their enemies, respectively. Luckily, I had no run-ins with cannibals. What I found...

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Ring of Fire Tour

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