excursion in Fiji

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In Fiji we went on an excursion to yanuca island and spent the day trekking and snorkeling. The reef was amazing there, especially the coral and fish! I swam down and got a giant clam to close. The trek was harder than they made it out to be, considering it was raining and the whole way up was a steep muddy path. We also had to make our way up and down climbing with ropes at points. Afterwards we enjoyed lovo, a traditional barbeque feast and a kava ceremony, their traditional gathering drink (it tasted like dirty socks!) We played a game of watermelon smashing, similar to pinata, where you’re blind folded and have to try and step your way to the watermelon and smash it. Needless to say, it’s much harder than you expect. I veered right. An amazing day though!

 

 

relaxing in Fiji

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A group of five of us American girls from Massey decided to travel some more and visit Fiji! The country definitely reminded me of Mexico and its obvious that the country survives off of the tourism industry. We started in nadi and then traveled to our timeshare in deuba. I have to admit I wasn’t expecting to stand out as much as I did. as bad as it sounds, being a white, girl, foreigner made me a target for the markets and attentioOverall the beaches were amazing, crystal clear and blue. We visited the capital, Suva, during a rainy day and took a trip to yanuca island.