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Mar 9, 2005 - The Jewel of Fiji (Pacific Harbour)

Our bus arrived at 8 in the morning, we tracked down the Safari Club Lodge and stowed our bags in a massive room.....or playground......read on later...... A bus picked us up bright and early at 10am to take us on a guided tour of the forests, Navua river and a Fijian village.... First stop off in our wooden canoe (it did have an engine) was a Fijian village where we were officially welcomed and entertained. We were shown round the village and then a 'Kava' ceremony was performed - the welcoming and drinking of Kava (a weird anaesthetic...

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Mar 8, 2005 - Suva and the Rainforests !

We finally arrived in Suva on the East side of Viti Levu after a 3.5 hour hot and sweaty 'local' bus journey.....quite impressively though it had a tv and dvd on the go the whole time....it's just annoying that we didn't get to see the end of a film we had watched for the last hour or so ! Suva bus station was like chaos so we gave up looking for a bus and got a taxi to the Rainforest Lodge, our accomodation for two nights. We were as it says, in a Rainforest - with a rainforest you get bugs, with a few being hidden craftily in our bed -...

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Mar 8, 2005 - Fiji #4 - School visit and Bamboo Rafting.

Right, well we got taken to a little village to pick up someone who'd been living there for a couple of weeks mucking in with the fijians and had our first 'real' kava ceremony. They were all so friendly and welcoming and all loved having their picture taken! The Tour guide bought some bags of Kava ready for the evening on Nananu Island. Next stop was a spot of bamboo rafting which wasn't really that major - they got us on these bamboo rafts that were just long pieces of bamboo lashed together. When you get the five or so people on it and...

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Mar 7, 2005 - Fiji #3 - Beach and Village Visit.

First day of the Fiji Experience we went went on a beach visit and had a barbeque. I think it was a chance to start on the tan but I could only sit in it for about 10 minutes, so god damn hot. Next was a village visit. We all went and bought our sarongs and then got dropped in a village in the middle of nowhere and were led round by the children of the village. I was accompanied by a littlun called Philip and he was 7. Loved being swung round by the arms and dangled in the well!! ;o)) Stayed at the 'Crows Nest' on the Coral Coast (South...

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Feb 9, 2005 - "Feejee Experience" - Day 2

Day 2: Crows Nest to Suva A 7am start and we continued around the Coral Coast to another little town where we hopped into a truck that looked like it had been used to transport soldiers in WWII. We drove about half an hour over veritable goat-tracks up to the base of the highlands - plus a bit. Then we walked. And walked. And walked. Two hours along open tracks in blistering heat, stiflingly dense rainforest, relievingly cool streams, and down the steep side of a mountain with the aid of a hand-rope, to the Navua river. Quickly ate lunch,...

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Where's Phil?

Jan 24, 2005 - BULA, BULA

Forst og fremst: takk for alle hilsner som er kommet. Kjekt aa hore fra dere alle. Tror de skal ligge i gjesteboken naa. Som dere kan se har vi to modre som folger tett opp..med kart og kompass og daglige medlinger..Det er godt aa vite, men naa maa dere ikke bekymre dere om vi ikke er inne paa nettet saa ofte da...det er ikke alltid like tilgjengelig. Vi er naa paa plass paa Fiji. Her er det VARMT og fuktig. Vi svetter, puster og peser. Lengter bare til aa komme oss ut paa oyene og rett i sjoen...Hores det fristende ut, for dere der hjemme...

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Jan 22, 2005 - Fiji

Bula! hello from Fiji... ahh, so nice to be back on a tropical island! we're having a great time here with the very friendly Fijiian people exploring a new culture. we went to the very interesting Fiji Museum the other day. it was extremely interesting, especially given the fact that the Fijiians participated in routine and ritualistic cannabalism until late in the 1800's. there are all sorts of "utensils" on display...it was quite eery to say the least. more to come soon...

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Jan 12, 2005 - Catching up in Melbourne/photos from last week in Fiji

Well Fiji was fantastic, it will be hard to beat, all the photos are from the last few days at the Beachouse, my favorit resort. I'm heading for Tazmania as soon as I can figure out how to get the cheapest, met friends in Nadi that live hear and will stay will them for a few nights getting ready for my 165 km backpacking trip across this island. Melbourne is a great city filled with great people...reminds me a bit of Portland, the weather is about the same this time of year as Portland is in aug-oct, a bit warm in the day but cool at...

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Itchy Feet

May 11, 2004 - Fiji - Suva

I had a very early start today - the bus picked me up at 7.30am! We then went and picked up everyone else and headed to another village called Lewai. This village was way more modern than the other one - it didn't look modern from the outside but we were told that all of the houses had tv etc. To welcome us into the village the villagers did a kava cermony. Kava is made out of the ground up root of a plant and seems to be substitute for alcohol over here. I was looking forward to trying it. Basically the cermony went as follows; someone...

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