If you’d like to know what I was doing between September 13 and September 27, 2009, think sand, scuba and lots of other things that start with ‘s.’ Sun, seashells, soft cover books, etc.
We traveled to Fiji for our honeymoon, which went a bit like this:
- Arrive at LAX, almost don’t board the plane to Fiji because of passport “complications”
- One week on the island of Yaqeta (pronounced Yang-etta) in the Yasawa Group in NW Fiji, scuba, kayaking, lounging, sun, rain, 5-star food & drink, almost capsizing in a minuscule fishing boat during a torrential storm, music, walking around the island, periodic adventures. We stayed at the Navutu Stars Resort Fiji.
- One week on the island of Taveuni (also known as the “Garden Island”) in NE Fiji, small aircrafts, hiking, kayaking, more reading, chai, Indo-Fijian cuisine, more scuba, sharks, sea snakes, sunsets, day-long taxi adventures with our Fijian friend. We stayed at the Coconut Grove Beachfront Cottages.
- One afternoon in Nadi (pronounced Nahn-dee), where the highlight was getting into a taxi that ended up not being a taxi with a female driver who’s husband was drunk in the passenger seat. Don’t go to Nadi, you’ll regret it.
On that note, Fiji is a warm country, both in spirit and in climate. We’d be lucky to return one day to explore more of the islands.
Do you want to know how to dry turmeric? Observe beautiful Fijian flora and fauna? See what Steve looks like when he’s napping on the beach? Check out pictures from our honeymoon here: http://picasaweb.google.com/mlommele.
Here are some good ones: