14.10.2011 - 14.10.2011 29 °C
We decided to join the Feejee experience which is a 4 day trip around the island with lots of activities and then a free 2 day stop on an island called Robinson Crusoe Island. It was a big decision as we didnt want to tie up all our money on a trip that lasted most of our time in Fiji incase it was pants and the people were awful. We lucked out because the people were great and at the time of writing we are loving every minute!
The bus picked us up from Smugglers Cove and we were introduced to our guide for the trip called Kay and the driver Papa Willy! On the way to Nadi town we all introduced ourselves to the other members on the trip. There was Guro (norwegian girl) Sasha Kim (From ther US but living in AUS), Andrew from Brighton, Nikky from US and A French girl. All really nice people, not piss heads or annoying so we had spent our money wisely.
We finally arrived at Nadi town and it was busy. It reminded me a little of India as there was lots of indians and cheap shops, loud music pumping from the supermarket (from a DJ on a laptop at the front door!?) and very busy colourful food markets.
Unfortunately my Space pen got nicked and it put me in a bad mood, but not for long as the next stop on our trip was sandboarding. It was a really steep slope in the middle of no where and we all braved it to have a go. It was really funny when the french girl came down fast, forgot to close her mouth and got a mouth full of sand!
Once we had all eaten enough of the local soil we headed of to a beautiful beach to cool off. We found a resort called Inter Continental and it was amazing so nicked a few sun beds and chilled out for a bit 'FIJI TIME!'
When we left the beach we headed to the hostel for the night 'Mango Bay'. I'm not gonna hide the fact that my dissapointment was very high when we arrived. It was a beautiful resort in the middle of a Jungle but it was very hot and humid and the dorm was nasty. Old wooden bunk beds and a toilet block that was proper grim. The shower water was dark brown and it was full of mossies. I was tired, hot and feeling a little like travelling wasnt for me.
After a shower (I think i was cleaner before i started!) we headed to a hut on the beach for a KAVA ceremony.
This is a traditional drink made from a root and mixed with water (it actually looked curiously like the shower water!) and then passed around from chief to visiting guests. I was spokesperson for the chief so after a hearty BULA then down in one and 3 claps I was getting into it. 7 cup fulls later my tounge had gone numb and I was feeling like I was stoned!.
We then watched fire dancers by the pool and retired to the sweaty dorm. I didnt sleep well, had a bad tummy and had to trek out at 4am to the toilet block. Not a nice experience followed for a few hours until it was time to get up and catch the bus for Day 2.