Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
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.