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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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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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