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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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Fly on the Wall

Jan 25, 2014 - Nadi, Fiji

Board our Air Pacific flight at 2:30pm today and find ourselves sitting right in the back row, in a row with three seats. We have the aisle and the middle seat booked and sit there rather nervously watching everyone who comes down the aisle, mentally willing them not to sit with us. Fijians (or to be fair... Polynesians)are not exactly known for their svelte figures and having flown Air Pacific a couple of times now we know to expect more than the occasional passenger of massive proportions. With not many passengers left in the aisles we...

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Jan 9, 2014 - Fidschi, ein Traum

Der Flug nach Fiji ging super früh, somit war ich schon kurz nach 10 dort und wartete nun auf meine Abholung. Während des Wartens konnte ich die anderen Touristen beobachten, die mit Muschelkette begrüßt wurden, aber ich saß immer noch wartend im Cafe. Nach einer Weile rief man im Hostel an und tata... man hatte mich vergessen. Wie sollte es anders sein, es kann ja mal nicht einfach alles glatt laufen. Somit wurde ich ins Taxi gesteckt und zum Hostel gefahren. Das Hostel ist in Hostel in Nadi Bay direkt am Meer. Das Hostel ist weitläufig,...

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Aug 21, 2013 - The Intercon

The Intercon August 5th Kristin and I were exhausted the day after our marathon dolphin watching-happy hour-bar hopping night. As an officer of her PTA, she was committed to working an hour at the school fund-raiser the next day, a flea market type of affair where local artisan’s buy table space to sell homemade items ranging from food to jewelry. She and the kids and I packed into the car around 8:45am and headed off to the school. The crafts were amazing; carved spoons and bowls, hand dyed scarves and sarongs, woven baskets of every size....

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Aug 5, 2013 - Don't Walk Under the Coconut Trees

Don’t Walk Under the Coconut Trees “When you get to Fiji, don’t walk under the coconut trees or you’ll pop your clogs.” This was the only advice given to me by my Kiwi friends and they were serious. Coconuts ripen, like any fruit, and when they fall, they do so from a very great height. Coconuts are heavy and dense and if they hit you on the head, they will kill you. “Pop your clogs” is like our “kick the bucket” in Kiwi. Tens of people, not just tourists, die each year from fatal coconut related incidents. It’s a helluva way to go, but...

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Feb 4, 2013 - Fiji

One week in Fiji, with the plan to add some beach and snorkel and possibly some hiking time. Fijians are an interesting people. They are one of the happiest people on earth and like to laugh a lot. Fijians seem to be happy with very little. Apparently the British have failed for more than 100 years to make them see why they should work for money. Much addicted to walkabouts the Fijians would disappear from the fields, retired to the mountains and let the Indians do the work. He grew his own food and let the Chinese run the stores. Even...

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Andie Mini Trip 2012

Dec 2, 2012 - Bula, Fiji

Friday 30th November We are up early, check out and are at breakfast soon after 6am. We are offered a wonderful full buffet breakfast. We recognise a few faces from last night, but there is no sign of Adam and Nicole yet. We wonder where they have got to, but have not got their room number, we just know they are on the 13th floor (and at that time didn’t know what their last name was). We are taking our time with breakfast until we look up and see a huge queue for the airport shuttle bus. We hadn’t thought about the delay getting back there...

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Nov 18, 2012 - tropical paradise!

Easy trip to the Christchurch airport after surprisingly good sleep in our classy abode. We caught the local bus at a stop couple of blocks away and were settled in at the airport using their internet to update our sadly neglected blog. We had tried to get online with frustrating results at several locations in Christchurch but at the airport there was very good wifi and a couple of hours flew past before it was time to clear security and go to our gate. The attitude of the people working security is totally different from the states as...

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Nov 3, 2012 - Fiji Vacation; Day 1 & 2

Fiji Day 1 & 2 So after waiting around at the Auckland airport.. I FINALLY was able to board my flight to Fiji. I traveled with Air Pacific.. soon to be Fiji Airlines (or something with Fiji in it). The flight was great! I sat next to NO ONE.. it was great.. and I got a complementary meal, free drinks, and some bhuja (kinda like chex mix.. but not.. its Fijian). When I arrived at the airport I walked out into the lovely warmth of Fiji! When I got to the station to pick up my bags some couple asked me if I had alcohol. I told them no.. then...

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Apr 24, 2012 - Two coconuts in Fiji

At first a little skeptical about our level two coconut package in Fiji, we are happy to say our "camp Fiji" experience has been one of the best not only because we were in stunningly beautiful paradise (it did rain 7 out of 10 days we were there but no worries it was still beautiful and warm), but because of the fun and interesting people we met- Heat Rash, Silent Assassin, Minnesota, Sheep-Shagger, MI-6 and Simon. With these characters we spent many-a-hours exploring, playing cards,drinking Fiji Bitter and fruity, tropical drinks,...

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Who knew...

Jan 16, 2012 - Fiji (Nadi, Beachcomber and Mantaray Islands) and first day in Auckland

Bula! Hey everyone, first of all hope everything is well back home, I suspect its a little colder than where we are, but other than that I wish everything is well. So Claire and I just finished are 5 day journey through the Beachcomber and Mantaray Islands with one night in Nadi, and in one word was fantastic! Definitley want to go back there and if anyone gets the chance, do go the scenery is beutiful, the people very nice, and in our case the weather was perfect (only rained at night so it cooled us off). After flying in at 5am in Nadi we...

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Dec 17, 2011 - fiji just got better and better!!!!

aaagggghhh, cant upload pics at the mo, so will have to try and describe the two islands i have visited. The first, beachcomber is known as part island and i wasn't sure what to expect. We arrived by ferry and were transferred to smaller taxi boat. we were greeted by Fijian songs and traditional welcomes from the staff. They certainly are very good at saying hello and goodbye's! The circumference of the island took 15 Min's to walk. Only a few steps needed from bar, to beach, to restaurant, to bed! The first night we bid on a crab race ( i...

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