Journal Update 28th January 2005 / Nadi, Fiji
After a night out with my coz Sarah and her hubby Glen where we got very drunk in a bar made completely out
of ice and spent a wad in the casino playing roulette.
Hung over we caught the 3 hour flight to Nadi this morning. We have just got to Fiji and it was bloody
hot when we arrived. Though now it is starting to rain.
We are planning to get the Bula pass and do a bit of island hopping to the more remote sites. There
won't be many internet spots so don't worry if there is a news blackout for a few days.
Journal Update 30th January 2005 / Coral Coast, Fiji
This is our 3rd night tonight in Fiji. It is humid and hot but a bit rainy, so the sea is kind of grey instead
of the brilliant blue you see in the books. I have left Joe lying on a hammock under a coconut tree. I hope one
doesn't drop on his head! We are somewhere along the Coral coast in one of those budget backpacker resorts.
Sleeping in a tent, it is quite cosy though, and not too hot.
We got the local bus down here yesterday with all the local Fijian ladies. I gave up my seat for Grandma and
she was quite taken with us after that, offering her advice on how to avoid the local crimes. The bus was only
$6 instead of the $100 it usually costs by cab. So Joe was happy he reckoned he got quite a good deal.
We plan to go to one of The Yasawa Islands tomorrow or the day after, apparently the Blue Lagoon was
filmed out there so it should be nice. We have been out snorkelling twice today the fish were good, but no coral.
The current was really strong and a bit scary to swim in, as the boat kept going away. Still building up the arm
muscles a bit.