Nadi - Day 288-290
Trip Start Jan 31, 2008
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Watched an amazing sunrise on the beach this morning, one of the best I've seen and nice way to start my final day on the islands. I was up so early due to sleeping only half an hour last night, was attacked by more bugs in bed. My face is covered once again in bites, this time around my eye which made me look like I'd just fought 10 rounds with Mike Tyson, great!! Another example of the tropics saying goodbye to me before I leave for the more temperate climate of Europe.
After leaving the pretty Southsea Island I joined the Seaspray sailing boat. This boat trip is an all you can drink and eat cruise around the islands. I was feeling rough so I didn't take advantage of the endless supply of beer and wine which was a shame. Stopped at the small island where the Tom Hanks movie Castaway was filmed. I found some shade under a few palms on the beach and slept for 2 hours. I was close to being Castaway myself, nearly missed the boat, woke up just in time.
Returned back to the Bluewater Lodge in Nadi by the late afternoon. Spend the night with some locals drinking Kava and talking about rugby and football.
Day 289 - 08/12/08
A boring and uneventful day. Started to get all my gear together for the trip home. Due to the bed bugs on the islands, I wanted to wash all my clothes and make sure I don't carry any of these Fijian critters home. So today was spent washing and packing.
In the afternoon I had a swim in the pool at the hostel. As I was sat by the pool enjoying the tropical sun, Jingle bells was playing on the radio. A strange concept to get your head around if you're from northern hemisphere, sitting outside by the pool in the 33 degree heat listening to Christmas songs.
Day 290 - 09/12/08
Can't believe I'm saying this but I'm flying home tomorrow. Going to be a shock to the system I suspect. Went into Nadi town today to have a look around and buy a few souvenirs. Also took advantage of the cheap internet which is a third of the price of the local internet joints near my hostel. Had a swim in the pool once again after returning from town. Another hot and humid day in Fiji. Nothing else to do but relax and enjoy the sun