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Apr 26, 2010 - Fabulous Fiji - 2

After leaving Suva, we headed up the King's Road towards the village of RakiRaki. Despite being the second most important road in Fiji, over 60km of it is still unsealed which made for some interest driving through given the previous days continuous rain. Our destination was the VoliVoli Beach resort a very comfortable hotel on the end of a picturesque peninsula. Despite paying just E 10 a night for a dorm room, we had access to all the hotels facilities and its 25m swimming pool. The first night we also ended up getting involved playing...

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May 18, 2007 - Fiji

I flew to Fiji on the 11th May, it only took 3 hours, but that's my last short flight now, all the rest are over 5 hours. Anyway, I spent 2 nights in Nadi, pretty much just lazing around the hostel pool and deciding where to go for the rest of the week as I wanted a cheap relaxing place by a nice beach. I got informed that Volivoli beach resort, near Rakiraki, the northern most point of Viti Levu, the main island, was beautiful and cheap. To get to Rakiraki I had to catch a local bus to Lautoka at 7.30am on Sunday morning, then at Lautoka...

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Nov 5, 2006 - Nanu-i-ra

Drove up through Lautoka to Raki Raki on the north coast of Viti Levu which is much drier and less tropical than the hills on the East coast. We got a little boat over to the island from there and discovered that the Trade Winds make this place a little breezy - you don't need anyone to rock your hammock it kind of takes off with you in it! Walked over the hill to the other side of the island and lazed on the beach. Decided against going in the water as I had read in the guide book that the north of the island is famous for it's sea snakes...

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May 19, 2006 - Nananu-I-Ra - Relaxation, Relaxation, Relaxation

K: This place was beautiful as well. Ben had it in his head that we would stay at a particular place but we never booked it so when we turned up at the quay the people told us about their accomodation. I said we would take a look at there leaflet but we ended up staying there because I expected Ben to say more definately if he wanted to go somewhere else and he thought he had already made that clear! Oh well. Still, the place we stayed was very nice although it would be more suitable for the active holiday maker because they do kite surfing...

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Mar 20, 2006 - Feejee Experience - Day 3

Our first stop today was at a Fijian school, so we stopped at a small town on the way to buy some stationary for the students. When we arrived at the school we were greeted by a group of 17 year old students and walked around the school with them. They spoke good english so we were able to ask them questions. The students then sang a Fijian song to us. The whole visit was a little uncomfortable for us as the students seemed very uninterested, this we later found out was due to them having a group of tourist visit every Monday. In return for...

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Dec 25, 2005 - Nananu-i-ra (Merry Christmas)

For Christmas day we wanted to treat ourselves to a place a bit nicer than we had been used to. We caught a boat from the main island that we were on to a very small island called Nananu-i-ra. We checked into a nice room that was equipped with a private bathroom (quite a treat for us) and a small kitchenette. It was great! We had two days of nothing but relaxing on the beach, sipping cold drinks and soaking up the sun. We snorkeled quite a bit and the restaurant at our resort gave us bread to feed to the fish so you could watch a veritable...

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Nov 4, 2005 - Fiji part 2 - Precipitation, Pests and Paradise

Back in Nadi We arrived back at the Skylodge for a restful evening before making our way overland to our next destination, the miniscule offshore island of Nananu-i-ra. Being thoroughly sick of curry (being as it was the staple foodstuff of our meal packages in the Yasawas) we were overjoyed to discover that Fish and Chips was on the menu for dinner. As we gleefully tucked into our meal, we began to notice something of a proliferation of rather sizeable Fijian gentlemen dining at the next table. Several minutes passed with us curiously...

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May 29, 2005 - The beach at Nananu-i-ra Island, Fiji

Our last stop in Fiji was Nananu-i-ra Island on Fiji's north coast. The expenses of the South Pacific were starting to add up and we were ready to find work in Australia. Not looking forward to saying good-bye to the tropics, we decided to visit one last island. We heard that although the hostel at Nananu-i-ra was known for its parties it had exclusive access to the most amazing secluded beach nearby. The beach was often empty as most people at the hostel were too tired from late partying to make the 30 minute hike to get there. The beach...

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May 17, 2005 - The Island of NANANU-I-RA

We got a taxi to Lautoka and then caught the local bus up to Raki Raki and then out to the Elington Wharf. Off a little boat and onto the island of Nananu-I-Ra. We lazed around (as usual) and read books and swam and got tanned in the sun. There's a wharf on the island and we snorkle off there and swim. The marine life there is pretty awesome, although alot of the coral is dead. At the end of the wharf there is a rail, if you stand up on the rail (about 3-4 meters high, depending on the tide) you can jump off into the water. You just have to...

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HOMELESS

Mar 10, 2005 - Fiji #6 - Nananu Island and Hot Mud!

Rast, Nananu was luuuuuuurvly! It reminded me of Never land where Peter pan had the food fight etc. Had a little pool with baby tutles which I went a bit 'Ape' about to start with but then asked and it was part of a regulated scheme wth proper scientists monitoring it etc. Had a MAJOR 'Kava' session, had TWELVE bowls of it! UGH! Face went numb and I felt drunk and sick - slept soooo well though! Was supposed to get up ready for the sunrise at a look out that the guide had recommeded - well, that came and went and I had no idea. I was in the...

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Feb 10, 2005 - "Feejee Experience" - Day 3

Day 3: Suva to Nananu-i-Ra Island Thursday, again a 7am start, quick breakfast, and on the road inland to visit another village, Wailotua. This event on our whole itinerary is my most-memorable (so far). We participated in an age-old Kava ceremony. Part of the Fijian way of life is to ceremoniously receive guests. When you go to a region, you must first visit the village and when you do, the village receives you with a ceremony that includes drinking kava - a powder made from crushing the dried root of the peppermint tree. The taste is not...

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Where's Phil?

Dec 27, 2004 - second week in fiji

The second week in Fiji was definitely better than the first, more diving, kayaking and volleyball. I stayed on the island of Nananu-i-Ra (just off the coast from Rakiraki town) for 5 days or so and now am heading to the Yasawa group of islands, site of the cyclone that hit here two weeks ago to welcome my arrival. The sunsets have been unreal, hopefull the photos will demonstrate. Also have been tracking the moon, catching the moon rise and set, as well as the sun rise and set. the horses would go in the bay, and then come out and role in...

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