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Allyson’s Travel Diary

Wednesday, 21 Dec 2005

Location: Nananu-i-Ra Island, Fiji

MapBula everyone!

Fiji is amazing. I love it here. The people are so friendly and helpful, everyone has a smile for you, and the islands are beautiful. Each place that I visit, I become so sad when I have to leave.

We flew into Nadi and spent 2 nights there to sort out our travel arrangements. There's nothing much to do in Nadi and not pretty at all. It pretty much serves as a transport hub.

Then we spent 3 nights on Mana island which is part of the Mamanuca group. Very basic facilities, but lovely people. Made coconut jewellery, explored the island and went island hopping.

Then we spent 4 nights on the Coral Coast in a backpacker resort called The Beachhouse. This place is amazing! I couldve stayed there for my whole time in Fiji. Everyday there was an activity to do, from snorkeling, to a jungle trek, to basket weaving. The people there were so nice. Everyday there was free tea with scones. And afterwards we would have a serious volleyball session until the sun went down.

Then we made our way to Colo-i-Suva and stayed at the Raintree Lodge. There is a forest park there that we hiked through. You feel like Indianana Jones. I had to grab a big stick to swing through the air and get rid of the giant cobwebs. The best part were the lower pools. A sequence of freshwater pools with rope swings and stone steps. It was like our own private paradise since now one else was there.

Now we're in Nananu-i-Ra island which is off the north of Viti Levu the main island.

We're flying off to LA on Sat so I'll probably catch up with you all there.

Happy Holidays!