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TripAdvisor Reviews Levuka Homestay Ovalau Island
Travel Blogs from Ovalau Island
There has been a lot of great sailing for me in the last 6 months or so but I have to put this passage up there with the best of them. After Late' (the last Tongan Island we encountered) dropped out of view, we had just under two days of excellent winds and seas right through to when we arrived in the Lau or Eastern Group of Fijian Islands. In this time we didn’t see another vessel or any evidence that the outside world still existed. ...
have been busy designing a vegetable garden, herb garden and flower garden,
this will hopefully mean in the future that less food will need to be imported
over from the main land.
The creative volunteers among us got
involved with decorating all the signs and notice boards required around camp
(we were limited to yellow, black and blue paint), one volunteer has been
amazing at weaving the palm leaves, so we now have various matts and fans ...
... elders will come to discuss the issues of the day, from what we can tell they sit around and drink kava until they fall asleep. One thing that is very obvious about native Fijians is that if you respect their values and customs then you are welcomed into the village as a member of the family. There is no awkwardness or guards to get past. Just smiling faces everywhere going about their daily lives. After our visit to the village we were able to get our sarongs and tshirts off ...
... everyone is smiling, having fun together, dancing, singing and doing skits in different costumes. We have spoken with several of them who have said they enjoyed visiting the US, and seeing the big cities there, but were always so happy to get back to island life and "Fiji time", where they have time to really enjoy their families and the beauty of their surroundings.
One of our favorite activities here is the ...
... picked us up, they would have never made it on the completely full plane (with almost no space for luggage) that took us back to Nairobi from the bush.
From the Nairobi International airport, we had a 4 1/2 hour flight to Doha, Qatar, then a 14 hour flight to Melbourne, Australia. We got a bit of a surprise in Melbourne, when Fiji Air told us they wouldn't load our bags unless we paid them an exorbitant excess weight ...