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Bula everyone!

Bula means hello in Fijian, and when you come to Fiji you get used to saying it around 50 times a day to everyone you meet! Seriously! Everyone is very friendly and they all walk around in a sarong (even the men) with a flower tucked behind there ear (even the men!). Its really great to be somewhere warm again after New Zealand!

We decided we wanted to plonk ourselves on a beach for the entire time we were here (well what else is there to do in Fiji??) so we chose an island in the Mamanuca's called Mana Island. Its about an hours boat ride from the main port in Nadi. The boat ride out there is lovely as you get to see lots of the other small Fijian islands. Actually they are all as beautiful and picturesque as the next - all of them have crystal clear water and lovely sandy beaches!

We arrived on Mana Island and couldn't believe the view from our room - it was looking out onto the beach about 5 meters away! There are 2 main beaches in the resort, North and South, and 2 pools, one of which was one of those horizon pools which look as if they go all the way out to sea! Very posh compared to what we are used to!!!  

We had 9 nights in the paradise of Mana island resort and our days were spent sunbathing on one of the 2 beaches or by one of the pools and snorkeling loads! We never missed the breakfast buffet which was included in our package.

The main reason being was so that we could nick stuff from the buffet to eat later on! We are on a budget you know!  

We were lucky with the weather for the first 7 days but then it rained non stop! We spent that time in our room resting after all the hard sunbathing we had been doing. Luckily our room was really nice and we evn had our own bathroom which was pure luxury compared to the last month of being in the campervan and having to use (sometimes gross) campsite toilets! That said though, we have both managed to top up our tans in time for Sam & Bob's wedding next week. Well Adam has - I have just gone a deeper shade of pale!!

We fly to LA tonight at 10pm and arrive in LA at 1pm on the same day - thats going to be weird! Then Sunday we are meeting up with everyone in Las Vegas baby!

Bye for now and Vinaka X

 

 

 

 

 

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