New Mavida Lodge
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... included materials such as; plastic bottles, flip-flops,
rope and netting material.
However, our first week here hasn’t been
all hard work! In the evenings we have time to socialise with our local Fijian community
who live on the island, we introduced GVI and the work we will be getting involved
in here at the Sevu Sevu, where lots of kava was drank and we listened to the
Fijians plan guitar and sing songs.
Most evenings are spent ...
... waters lazily crash onto the soft white sands sums up the Fijian way of life perfectly. There is no rush, we were on Fiji time now. After a BBQ lunch that was prepared by our very funny driver Armvein, who was knows as the FBI (Fijian Born Indian) as well as the Kava man. To go into a little bit of detail about Kava, it is Fiji's signature drink. It is a relaxant that is none alcoholic, it derives from the roots of the kava plant and is used as an offering to chiefs as peace ...
... it is good to be reminded of the importance of trusting God and waiting patiently on Him.
We are headed over for our final meal at Wakaya now, fresh lamb chops, which were amazing when we had them for dinner a couple of nights ago. Then, we catch our private flight back to the Fiji "mainland" and begin our multi-flight trek to Myanmar, complete with an early morning bike ride shortly after landing. No time for jet lag! ...
... we were tempted to take a nap, but knew it would cause us to have jet lag for the next several days, so we resisted the temptation and spent the time unpacking our clothes, having a great workout (it is so nice to get back to exercise again), and then heading over for lunch at 1pm.
We did make arrangements for our first Scuba dive while here, during lunch, and headed out at 3pm from the Wakaya Marina. How nice to have ...
... the front row and the pilot told Tom he could sit in the co-pilots seat! We were both very excited and Jen got to sit directly behind the pilot. The only piece of equipment that had an electronic display was an old GPS unit, other than that all the dials and buttons were very much analog. The flight was only 12 minutes taking us over tiny islands and climbing to 1000 feet. We landed on a tiny airstrip surrounded by steep ...