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Travel Blogs from Nadi
... the beautiful blue ocean. This resort turned out to be our favourite with really nice people and good food.
On one of the first nights here we took part in the international crab racing - it is exactly as it sounds. You pick out your crab and then they release them into a circle drawn out on the sound - after several rounds the crab to get to the outer circle first was the winner. Now our crab was up against it after I dropped the crab as it was pinching me and I ...
... in for a dip. Cheap local food was made available on the way back by one of the local families.
The wildlife is very disappointing on Fiji. There is only one native mammal, the flying fox. There are mongooses and rats but that's about it. I didn't see many interesting birds, there weren't even any big insects, not even the obligatory cockroach!
Back to the Beachouse for afternoon tea. ...
... while children were performing the Haka dance on the sidelines, which I was lucky enough to get some footage of. They were quite mesmerised by my camera and one of the other travellers’ Ipads. Modern technology seems to have bypassed Fiji, which is a fantastic thing in my opinion. Do we really need all this stuff in our lives? Does it actually make our lives more fulfilling? We think it does, but when you see that the happiest people in the world ...
... traditional dancing, singing and Cava drinking ceremonies. Cava is the local drink and it's horrible! It tastes like muddy water and it makes your lips numb. But, it has to be drunk. When in Rome!
I absolutely loved their singing, it's Ladysmith Black Mombazo meets Welsh Male Choir. Absolutely brilliant. And they are all so happy when they sing, you can almost hear them smiling!
Spending time with the Fijian people has been ...
... island. However, after storing our luggage on the roof-rack, we had to push the minivan along the pier as the driver had to kick-start the car. It took us several attempts especially because we couldn’t push the minivan very far as it had to be maneuvered out of the busy pier parking lot first. Fortunately a few attempts later our driver was able to start the engine and we got on our way back to Nadi. Along the way we made the typical “toilet a.k.a. you can buy ...
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