Bula! Welcome to Fiji! (Tavawa, Yasawas)
Trip Start Feb 04, 2006
8Trip End Mar 05, 2006
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We flew from Edmonton to Calgary on a little dash 8 and then from Calgary to LA on a Airbus 320. That flight was great and had plenty of legroom and good service. LA was a bit of a disappointment as it was really smoggy and dirty. Watching the planes take off was not all that great as they took off and dissapeared into the smog. I figure that the visibility must have been about 2 miles or so at best. We did get to see that Hollywood sign, Dodger stadium and the Staples Centre where the LA Kings and Lakers play.
The international terminal (Tom Bradley) was not what I expected it to be
Okay, so we got to Fiji. It was raining just a bit but we didn't care as it was hot. (It was also 5:30 am.) Anyhow, we found a travel agent who's name was Tiki. he set us up with our accommodation and transport out to the Yasawas. We made it out to the Yasawa Flyer with just a few moments to spare and settled into our seats. After about 1 hour, the wave action was getting to me and I made it to the lower deck where there was AC and enough room that I could lie down before I tossed my cookies. Anyhow, we made it to our Island of Tavawa and were pretty happy with where we had chosen to stay, a place called David's Place. The lagoon was just as you see it in the pictures, with crystal clear water and those various shades of emerald green a turquoise. It was gorgeous. We stayed in a little Bure that had mosquito netting and about 4 resident geckos to keep the mosquitos at bay and we were pretty happy
We then continued on to Waya Lailai island which I will write about next time.