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Jan 22, 2015 - Leaving Sydney right before Australia Day - Headed to Nadi, Fiji today

I won't have wifi until we reach Hawaii so I'm doing the next two days ahead of time so that the trip map continues to get us back to Alaska! We fly out today (22nd) toward Honolulu with an overnight stay in Nadi, Fiji to break the trip up. As we are leaving Sydney there are signs showing the locations that are being closed off from 7am to 6pm on January 26th which is Australia Day --- the day they gained independence from England, yet stayed in the "family" by being in the Commonwealth. This is a national holiday with family gatherings,...

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Jan 18, 2015 - Lautoka, Fiji

Pete had the day off in Lautoka so he was taking it pretty easy. He didn't have any real plans when we spoke to him but the weather was fine and he had been off the ship. After two days in the Fiji ports, they were headed out to sea for the long trip back to Sydney. Everything is going very well for him right now.

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Jan 10, 2015 - Lautoka, Fiji

We took a water taxi to the town of Lautoka, Fiji and walked through the streets for several hours. Then we had a taxi driver do a little tour for the two of us out to a village, to coffee factory, through the country side and then to the part of town that held the Parliment and President's house. It was a very interesting glimspe at how hard it is to make a living in these towns and how expensive real housing is because so many foreigners are buying it to have a second home or create a resort type of setting for tourist. The water taxi...

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Dec 25, 2014 - Lautoka, Fiji

Pete spent Christmas Day in Fiji, which is so far away from Indianapolis that he was almost to the International Date Line. The time there is 18 hours ahead of us in Indianapolis so his Christmas was almost over before ours began! He has not received his Christmas box from us yet but did celebrate Christmas with his friends on the ship. The Music Director, David, had a party in his cabin, which Pete enjoyed very much. There were some special activities on the ship for which the band played, including the arrival of Santa Claus! As of today,...

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Nov 20, 2014 - Two Days i One 24 hour period

Yesterday was both November 18 and November 19 for us. We crossed the international dateline a bit before landing for a refueling stop at Christmas Island. It was a BEAUTIFUL coral reef picture from the plane and so untouched. There are only a few fishing lodges on that island yet half the plane of passengers got off to go fishing. Lots of Brits , Aussies and Kiwi's go there to fish a special kind of fish only found there. The pit crew who refueled the plan were definetly a mom and pop company. It was a fasinating thing to see this fuel...

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Jun 28, 2014 - Eco park and pottery village

Hi! i haven't had internet access for a few days so i can fill you in now on our second last day in Fiji. We hired a taxi for the day and went to the kula eco park in sigatoka town where they have lots of birds, reptiles and other animals over a large lush green forest of trees. There were a lot of iguanas that have been rescued from smugglers and deserted islands and are being breeded to avoid extinction. we got to hold them and they were really friendly and cute. We also got the option of holding snakes, although we didn't really like the...

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Jun 26, 2014 - zip line and waterfalls

Yet another great day in paradise, today we went to experience zip lining in the jungle- its like a flying fox with 5 stop points on the way, each stretch of line was about 160m. it was really fun, we got to spin around whilst flying over the jungle. Our tour guide then took us on a long walk to some waterfalls. on the way, he climbed a tree and picked some grapefruit for us to eat, it was amazing! At the waterfalls we swam in the very crisp clear water, just perfect. on the way back to the resort, we stopped for some shopping in nadi. Its...

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Jun 24, 2014 - Island hopping

This morning we cruised out on a island hopping and snorkeling adventure, we first went to musket cove to have a look around the island and having a relax on couches on the beach. Our boat driver took us to a sandbar to snorkel and is was amazing, such pretty fish and coral, our boat driver was so nice, he followed us in the boat so we didnt have to swim back. We then went to a floating restaurant called cloud 9 (owned by an aussie) in the middle of the ocean, crystal clear blue water and absolutely the most amazing spot we have ever seen....

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Jun 24, 2014 - Shopping, massages and cruising into the sunset

Hello! This island resort is amazing! there are so many activities, we dont even have to leave the resort much at all. Today we went to port denaru for some shopping, we had cocktails at the hard rock cafe, it was great! Back at the resort we had alfresco beach massages, it was sooooo relaxing. In the evening we cruised into the ocean at sunset on a boat with champagne and canapes whilst our host played songs on the guitar (including stand by me). It was the best boat cruise ever! After the boat cruise and 2 bottles of champagne later, we...

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Jun 23, 2014 - Finally arrived

We have arrived in Fiji after a long day travelling from Perth to Melbourne and then nadi. Our flight from Perth aw delayed a couple of hours so no sleep for us! The island resort is paradise! We have a beachfront villa which is great. Now we are just enjoying Fijian time with a swim and cocktails by the pool It is really hard to get wifi here so I might not be able to post every day. Love Bec, Sylvia and Jess

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May 30, 2014 - Nadi, Fiji

It would be nice to say that our stay in Fiji was exotic and full of excitement, but frankly, we were tired. The Saniasali Beach Resort was very comfortable with excellent food while Nadi was a bit away and pretty much closed up on Saturday and Sunday. We had been on the go, either driving or sightseeing every day but one for three months, so we rested, ate leisurely breakfasts, enjoyed casual happy hours on the beach and finally got our "shrimp on the barbie" for dinner at the poolside grill. Some of our friends went snorkeling and enjoyed...

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Feb 27, 2014 - Fiji time!

I arrived in Nadi, the tourist capital of Fiji, at 5pm, and quickly got through checkin. I headed straight to my transport to my hostel, which was provided by the people from "feejee experience". I headed out into the heat and humidity, which was even worse than that in asia, and then relaxed in my hostel. Next morning, and it was still raining! I met two swiss girls and a guy from hereford called harry, who were also doing the trip. We then picked up a ffew more people, including carolina from Denmark (who i had spoken to both on the kiwi...

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