Nov 09, 2005
Mar 01, 2006
Bula! After a rather early start out of New Zealand (plane left at 6am) we had a horrendous day of travelling. When we booked there were no direct flights to Fiji as it was the christmas/summer holiday period, so we had to fly back to Brisbane and wait 7 hours for a connecting flight to Fiji-it's so much worse than it sounds!! But, by now we are both seasoned travellers so we just slept at the airport, and then when we could eventually check in we were excited by the scenery change, and the prospect of lunch!!! Anyway, we survived it and caught our flight to Fiji. It more than made up for the horrible day, and is one of the best short haul flights we've ever been on. There was a film on, free food and the staff just kept handing out drinks-although, obviously we were sensible and drank responsibly!!! Anyway, we landed in Fiji in the evening and when we got off the plane there were three guys playing their guitars and singing which just made me even more excited than i was anyway. The airport was nice and simple and was one of the quickest to get through so far. we found the guy who was taking us the hotel and set off on another adventure!! The hotel was lovely, and the room had a view right out over the beachwhich was pretty cool! The next day we got up early and headed off on our island hopping adventure, unfortunately i had forgotten to pack the brochure on the trip so we had no idea where we were going or even what the islands were called so when we checked in, they just assigned us a resort and we were off!