Travel Blogs from Pacific Harbour
... We head out to the crab farm where 11 large ponds hold 6000-7000 mudcrabs each. Seru buys one which is tied securely, wrapped and packed in a shoebox for him. That will be Emma's dinner.
Next stop is Seru's home village for a lesson in prawn catching with his cousin. She is in the creek, knee-deep, fishing spindly-clawed prawns out from under rocks. They look like yabbies with anorexic main nippers. Emma tackles the task with a homemade net and soon ...
We clamber out of the water to be met by David with fresh coconuts for us both - the attention to personal service has been exemplary - and lay back by the pool to enjoy the drink before lunch.
A lazy afternoon is followed by the pulling up of our usual seats at the bar when Nathan swiftly delivers our favourite drinks. An invitation to join the management and sales staff for dinner maybe signals that we are part of the family now - we do already know each other ...
The bus flies along at what seems like an alarming rate, overtaking bigger vehicles with infectious Fijian music on the radio. It sounds like a curious blend of Polynesian and reggae.
The Suva bus station is opposite the flea market with the Handicraft centre nearby and the food markets a little further along. It's a leisurely amble through tight arcades of stalls selling fabrics, clothes, pandanus garlands, woven ...
The rain wakes me overnight, drumming on the tin roof that lies under the traditional thatch. It is a while before l nod off again, so with no alarm set it is not surprising that l wake some time after 10am! So much for breakfast...
Except there is no designated breakfast hour.
I find Emma at a poolside table having just ordered her fish with lime dish, following the fresh juice and pastries. She, at least, has been for a 3-4km jog along the beach and tried ...
... conch shell blowing. The traditional Fijian welcome... for every car that arrives. We are escorted up the path by horn!
The complex at Nanuku Resort http://www.nanukufiji.com is built surrounding a central breezeway of massive poles, soaring ceilings and Fijian detailing. Pictures to follow. There is a bar/dining/seating area overlooking the infinity pool, ocean and a large island beyond.
And everywhere, ...
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