we’ve spent a lot of time in transit … taxis, buses and a ferry.
nice guy that helped me with directions in downtown suva
phillip deuces bananas foster waitin’ on the bus
it’s difficult to see a place when you only have 5 days to explore so we tried to fit quite a bit into our time in fiji. this country might be the greenest place i’ve ever seen. not a bad bus ride when you are surrounded by either the mountains, the ocean, or massive amounts of green landscape. and when you have zofran readily available.
bus rides and music
we met a couple from canada on the bus and ferry ride to ovalau. they had been traveling for something like 2 years and had just spent about a year living and working in australia. it was nice to hear about someone else’s experiences … they’ve been pretty much everywhere we plan to go so they were able to offer some advice to us. so far we have met some of the kindest people here in fiji.
traveled by ferry to an island called ovalau and stayed at a place called bobo’s farm. so beautiful!
got to explore his land … he grows just about everything on it. also hiked through the jungle and swam in a river. the day before we went to ovalau we got to swim in the lagoon where anaconda was filmed (this was in suva, where we stayed for one night at the raintree lodge). i swung from a rope swing into the water! we unfortunately found out that the gopro video camera does not float AT ALL. christy’s was lost to the lagoon … but was recovered by a friend that we met in suva and is hopefully still intact.
we headed to the coral coast and stayed one night at the mango bay resort… relaxed by the ocean and met lots of aussies who were in fiji on holiday.
honestly can’t remember what these are, but everything on bobo’s farm is beautiful!
kids in rukuruku villlage -down the road from bobo’s farm
mango bay beach resort
mango bay beach resort
we freaking loved this dog! christy named him pepe the beach dog : )
fiji was quite an amazing experience! we learned that to be a traveler means to be on the go a lot. it feels good to see and experience the world … to learn about other cultures. it also feels really nice to just relax when we get the opportunity. now we move onto new zealand and see what the kiwis are all about!