Entries from 'Reviews'

Nadi (pronounced Nandi)

Nadi is mainly a transit town.  It’s the main travel hub for the country as almost all international flights land in Nadi.  We experienced the town in a similar way as we just had an afternoon there before our early flight the next morning.  We arrived after a 4 hour bus ride from Suva (an…

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Our first Bollywood experience

Nothing is open in Suva on Sundays — and, quite possibly — in all of Fiji. Nothing, that is, except the movie theater. Suva’s Village Six Cinema is located on Scott Street near the wharf. We walked past it as the weather became drizzling and dreary, so we decided to give it a try by…

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Fiji: Day 2

  After a very tiring and sweaty first day in Fiji, we decided to kick it up a notch and see some sights. The first thing we did, after our morning coffee, was to walk from our hotel to the Kula Eco Park. The entrance to the park is situated almost directly across the Queen’s…

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“Oh my God. We’re on the wrong side of the road.”

That astute observation was among my first upon arriving in Fiji. I remember climbing onto the Coral Sun Express and absently thinking, “That’s odd: The bus driver is seated on the wrong side. How quaint.” We had read about Fijians driving on the left side of the road, but I didn’t remember that fact until we pulled out onto the main thoroughfare,…

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Not quite the kitchen sink (but close)

It took me several hours, but I spent today (when I wasn’t chasing our resident squirrel away from the birdfeeder) weeding through the mountain of gear I’ve amassed during the last few months. Thanks to some incredible friends and colleagues at my former workplace, I had some great options to choose from, and I regret…

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A new toy

A couple of weeks ago I took the advice of my guitar teacher and made a purchase to take with me on our journey: The Martin Backpacker. I know that our goal is to travel light and minimize the unnecessary items in our packs, but I’ve made a very large investment in my guitar playing…

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