Wednesday, December 22, 2010

bye bye fiji

After two weeks on the islands I went back to the main land. The islands are beautiful and a great way to relax, the main island is not so.
After a visit to the main city center in Nadi I was glad to be on the plane back to NZ. Walking around the center I was asked a hundred times if I wanted a cab, some drivers would even stop in the middle of traffic to honk there horn and signal to me asking if I needed a lift.
Spot the tourist who probably has a load of fiji dollar to spend was a game played by most shopkeepers who would at points yell across the street to attract my 'big fat wallet' which unfortunately did not exist.
but despite that defiantly worth a visit.

third island. Naculia, beautiful island however i found having to collect my own food because the dinner served was nothing more than a sandwich was a bit to much. I foraged for paw paw and coconuts but mostly settled for the rum i had bought along.

we moved on to yawa lai lai our second island (check spelling) anyway we woke early and took our fiberglass boat at 100 knots and hour to get us there and was defiantly one of the better mornings I have had. Shooting past picture perfect islands and over deep blue sea.

Fiji sunset

Wilson Island

More pictures from Fiji. After a couple of days of relaxing and eating many foods and coconuts it was time for exercise. Me and April paddled out to our own islands we landed after 10mins and named it in honer of the movie castaway 'wilson island'

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I found the paradise

After a two day entrapment in our hostel we made it out to the islands. When we started out I was again not impressed with the colour of the sea. Not the colour of the pictures I had seen, Until in the distance I saw a light blue strip, it got bigger as our boat went toward it. when we where on top of it i still could not believe what I saw, The sea had turned from the nasty sludgy green into a beautiful blue within a second.
I found the paradise.


The first day in Fiji was an unimpressive start. A typhoon had hit the little island and it was raining a lot. I was imprisoned in My hostel room unsure if I could make it to the beautiful islands as no boats would leave in the weather. I made the mistake of going for the cheapest backpackers at $15 fiji dolla a night it was really basic, and thanks to the storm had no electric. Still with meals on offer for $5 It was not so bad. I regretted booking in the rainy season.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Last couple of days Buming around NZ until Fiji!
Will try and upload some pictures asap when I return from another Island in the sun.
Sorry for the lack of words, but i have been sleeping in a car and tent for the last few days and words are a lot of effort at the mo. But if pictures are worth a 1000 words than here are a few thousand for you to mull over.

Happy Birthday to Me

my birthday breackfast, cooked on an open fire and tasting great was beans and potato.

Beautifull Lake

Beautfull Beach

Beautiful Weather


Road tripping again. Left my Job and hit the road 1 week before leaving for Fiji. Set myself a budget of $100 for the week which I nearly managed. Sleeping in the great outdoors kept the cost down and much more of an interesting view in the morning.
Found that cool looking tea pot in a charity shop during a half price sale! was a real bargain. Had a fire and cooked on it every night as a stove was to expensive for a one week trip.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Few pictures of my worki including an early morning shot of my drive to work past mountains lit by the morning sun, sure you cant see much but it is impressive. Sat the 13th was supposed to be my last day as I have had enough of early mornings but I sticking around one more week due to fiji being suspended for a bit (thanks to my visa application).

Sorry no updates in a long long time, but im here now and what a story to tell, ... well ok, its not that great of a story but some of the pictures i think are interesting. I like pictures.

Since my last update I have weed in a cup been sucked dry of a few hundred grams of blood shot with an xray beam and cheated on an eye test, all in the name of another few months in paradise, thats right, it does apparently come at a cost, and that cost is $300 for a medical exam and $90 for an xray, could have been worse, in the citizenship test you have to drop your pants. Anyway I paid the cash did the test and now hope I can renew my visa for up to another year of this beauty.