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Jan 30, 2010 - What Day is It?

Having been on "Fiji-time" for 13 days now, we occasionally ask ourselves what time it is (just in case we are in danger of missing Happy Hour). However, we leave today for LA and this time tomorrow we are surely going to be asking "what day is it?". As far as I can make out, we leave here at 7.30 tonight and, after travelling 1 hour to the airport, waiting around there for 2 hours and an approx 10 hour flight, we still manage to arrive in LA some 12 hours before we left! How does that work? Answers on a postcard, (or in an e mail) please!...

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Jan 28, 2010 - Fiji - more!

Ok, yes, as loyal readers, you do deserve a bit more information about Fiji than was contained my last post! We have now been here, on the Coral Coast, for 10 days and are so relaxed - does it show? Our hotel, is supposedly a 3*, but the service and the food are easily 5*! (we found out that the restaurant here features in the Lonely Planet Guide) Consequently, we booked initially booked 5 nights and are still here after 10! The Fijian people in general are so friendly, as you walk along the road, they all shout "Bula!" (Hello)with such...

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Jan 23, 2010 - Fiji

We are here in Fiji, consequently we are on "Fiji Time", i.e. time does not exist. Just been completely chilled for the last five days laying around, snorkeling and eating and enjoying the amazing views over the lagoon from our beach side hotel - yes, another tough one! More to follow.......... (when I can bring myself to leave the beach!)

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Dec 13, 2008 - Fun, Food & Family: Fiji

Ahhhh Beautiful Fiji. Ok I am a little biased but I have reason to be - the water is perfectly warm all year long and you get amazing tropical produces and friendly people. Fiji is not as it is shown in the ads - maybe in the hotels but if you intend to stay in a Western hotel in your hotel in Fiji you might as well not go. It is a developing country and you will encounter the usual suspects - overcharging taxi-drivers, shop keepers that harass, and constant proposals for marriage (I kid you not) but if you are a seasoned traveler you will...

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Esha's World

Sep 8, 2008 - Splish Splash

Hi all, Back in the land of fast Internet, just hanging around for a bus in the town of Nadi (pronounced Nandi if at any stage I have spelt it this way). Yesterday went for a waterfall tour, just past Sigatoka (a near 2 hour drive). Have forgotten the camera lead so cannot put photos up but it was very good. Only 6 of us went on the tour and had 3 guides. First we went to a Fijian village, and sat round with the Chief of the village, along with other village members for a Kava Ceremony. Wasn't that much though have had many more round the...

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Apr 3, 2007 - Fiji time

Bula! Everyone, The weather in Fiji is fine. Everyday we wake up to temps in the 80's, and have coffee on our balcony which faces the ocean. It is very hot and humid here as expected. Arrived late Sunday night to have a welcome drink from the hotel and a minted wet facecloth to cool off. It is an hour and a half ride to the hotel from the airport. Yesterday we sat by the pool in the shade and still managed to burn! Had a nice dinner and enjoyed drinks on the balcony. The people are very friendly and the greeting is always Bula and thank...

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Feb 10, 2007 - BULA!!!, Coral Coast, Fiji

What do you say about Fiji - Monsoonal one day, Brilliant the next. The first three days in town were far from tropical, in the picture postcard sense. In reality they were tropical in the monsoonal, unpredictable weather sense. Days rallied between brilliant sun and tropical downpours, not that they were unwelcome for us drought ridden Aussies, but a bit worrisome given Paul and Deb's wedding on Valentine's Day. Days were spent snorkelling, playing water polo (very serious stuff...), and most importantly playing volleyball against a very...

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The Wanderer

Dec 9, 2006 - ROBINSON CRUSOE ISLAND - Fiji

Bisher waren Eingeborene fuer mich kleine, flinke zurueckhaltende meist scheue und reservierte Menschen von dunkler Hautfarbe und eine beim besten Willen mir unverstaendliche Sprache sprechend. Auf Fijianer treffen bloss die beiden letzteren Merkmale zu. Im Flug von LA nach Fiji erhielt der Begriff Einheimischer eine neue Bedeutung fuer mich. Suedpazifiker, wie ich sie hier mal nenne, sind in allen Belangen einfach nur massiv. Masse in Hoehe, Weite und Stimmlage. Laut, etwas ungehobelt, und jederzeit zu einem Schenkelklopfer aufgelegt,...

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KARIN GOES FAR

Jul 4, 2006 - Fiji Stopover - Robinson Crusoe Island

Robinson Crusoe Island - A 3-Day Fiji Stopover "BULA!" The warm Fijian greeting was shouted after the small gathering of locals on beach finished singing us a traditional welcome song. Our boat had just pulled onto the sandy shores of a small Fijian island resort. Enroute to Samoa we once again had connecting flights in Fiji. This time it was more than just a dinner stop though, with three full days to relax which we chose to do on Robinson Crusoe Island - a basic, no frills beach retreat just offshore of the main island of Vita Levu. It...

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Jul 4, 2006 - Fiji Stopover - Robinson Crusoe Island

Robinson Crusoe Island - A 3-Day Fiji Stopover "BULA!" The warm Fijian greeting was shouted after the small gathering of locals on beach finished singing us a traditional welcome song. Our boat had just pulled onto the sandy shores of a small Fijian island resort. Enroute to Samoa we once again had connecting flights in Fiji. This time it was more than just a dinner stop though, with three full days to relax which we chose to do on Robinson Crusoe Island - a basic, no frills beach retreat just offshore of the main island of Vita Levu. It...

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May 1, 2006 - Nadi - Coral Coast & Mango Bay Resort

We returned to the Nadi Bay Hotel for an early night as we were shattered after our Awesome adventure. The next day we got a transfer down to the Coral Coast and the fabulous 'Flashpacker' Mango Bay Resort. Luckily for us we managed to get in the last beach bure at a discount as it was situated next to the nightclub; as it was our last night and afterall we haven't changed that much we really didn't mind staying up all night:) Our Bure was amazing with an outdoor shower in a tropical garden (see pics) and while this place might be expensive...

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Mar 18, 2006 - Start of Feejee Experience (around Veti Levu)

Up early and met everyone in reception, pick up was 8.15am. We got onto the 'Green Bus' and were introduced to our guide, Bola, and our driver, Willie. We then all introduced ourselves to everyone else. First we went into Nadi town to buy water and sarongs etc. Nadi town is built around tourism and is a bit of a dump! We then went onto the Coral Coast which is on the south of Veti Levu, and to Matodola Beach, which is really beautiful. The journey was funny as the bus was driving off road along dirt track and across old wooden railway...

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