Travelogues: Janice >> Fun in the Sun at Fiji


Fijian Sunset on Fire (iii)
Fijian Sunset on Fire (iii) (46)
Trip Information
Trip Date:2005-08-10 - 2005-08-17
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Countries visited:Fiji
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by Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 6163 N: 148] (18832)
Bula and Welcome!
It's a word you hear many times a day in Fiji. It means "hello" and is pronounced either 'boola' or 'mboola' and always pronounced with a smile.

Fiji is the land of broad smiles, flashing white teeth, gentle relaxation and absolutely no stress. From the mainland island of Viti Levu to the islands you won't be able to escape the friendliness of the people or the sheer natural beauty - swaying palms and warm, clear water.

Fiji is an interesting blend of Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian, Indian, Chinese and European influences. For nearly 50 years, until the military coup of 1987, the indigenous people of Fiji represented an ethnic minority in their own land.

Fiji has over 300 islands in its archipelago, each fringed with coral reefs and lapped by warm azure waters - the diving and snorkelling are superb. Amid its wealth of natural beauty, Fiji's true magic lies in its people and the fascinating blend of their diverse cultures.

My husband and I stayed on Mana Island in the Mamanuca group of Fiji islands, where had had an amazing week’s holiday. We had a lovely time there, getting to know the people and the land and water. I loved the trees and flowers, especially the Coconut Palms. We swam off and on all day long. and other times we rested, read, walked around the island and also up the hills to look out over the stunning views from up there.