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Travel Blogs from Savusavu
... through the reef was straight forward
but I still get anxious in a narrow channel with less than 20-feet
below the keels and breaking water on one side and a submerged reef
on the other. We made our way to the village where we presented
sevusevu to the chief and he walked us through a breeding and
reintroduction program for the giant clams. It takes roughly 30 years for a half inch juvenile to grow into a 2 to 3 foot clam; if it ...
... and engaged in conversation with a greeting of, “Bula!” and a question of how we are enjoying our time in their country. Had only we knew the ease of finding many staples in the grocery markets at about a third of the cost of identical items in New Zealand, we definitely would have waited to do our major provisioning here.
Savuasvu is a town of six thousand and is a mix of Fijian and Indo-Fijian residents as well as ...
... a popular spot, easy to clear in and close to really fantastic cruising. The Fijian officials here are a delight to deal with and most people are genuinely friendly and happy to see you.
Our favorite restaurant is Surf and Turf on the other end of the main drag through town. Run by a nice Indian couple they have great curries but they also cater to burger and roast pork appetites. We went for lunch there twice and had ‘kokoda’ ...
... the happy stumbling couple.
In the islands the officials are quite personable people, they come, have a coffee or a juice and sit patiently while you fill out the forms and then they inform you that you have to pay duty on eight bottles of wine with a sweet and innocent smile. Pay when you want, just don’t forget and do it before you leave.
Our next mission was to get Fiji money and a new SIM card for our phone. The Digicell office is ...
... into the big bowl of kava than playing. And the normal menu was not on so we OD'd on greasy finger foods. Anyway, it was different. Hard to believe that we are leaving here tomorrow, heading to Rarotonga via an overnight in Auckland. On the other hand, it doesn't seem like only a week ago that we left ...