Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... Good thing too, as we're going to have at least a couple down in NZ. On Boxing day, we all gathered in the larger villa and shared the left overs of steak and salad and went for a walk down the beach. And here we are at the end. 5 months of travelling and we've packed our bags for the last time for a long while. We're waiting to board our little plane to the mainland and ...
... involved us having to chase our minivan in a cab as our city bus was late by 45mins!) and then hired a cabbie who took us to a local Hindu temple in the mountains. The temple was built around a large rock, which looked like a cobra head, and for some reason was 'growing'. The roof of the temple, has already had to be moved up once. We also saw acres of sugar cane fields and a sugar cane mill, which is much less busy than it used to be with the emergence of ...
... children, Again, everyone we passed offered us to join them to eat when they have so little.
On our return to Buca Bay, Ismeli accompanies us into Savusavu – overland this time – via the local bus with no windows. We wind through hills and plantations and we successfully pick up the piece for our water maker. Yay!! We can now make water and feel that much more independent. After warm and heartfelt farewells, we depart and head north east to Rabi ...
... a bad ratio J . Each time someone new arrived on the boat, we sang the welcome song.
Once everyone was settled in, we were officially underway. The ship was so large that you couldn't hardly feel the waves. I just layed out on the sun deck and got to know the other guests while we all watched the sun set together. Then we had dinner: cream of vegetable soup, Mongolian beef and chicken with vegetables and a banana tart ...
... and hired a taxi driver to give us a bit of a tour for a morning. It was great having a local show us around the hot springs, the great views and he even introduced us to the village chief. The Fiji culture is still very much tribal with a chief running each village. We gave the chief our gift of Kava (more potent than alcohol apparently) to enter the village and he and a few of the locals did a welcome chant for us. It was definitely a unique experience. The role of chief ...