Tag: Fiji

  • Fiji on a budget – yes really!

    Fiji on a budget – yes really!

      Ah Fiji. White sand, turquoise water, fresh coconut, wide smiles and the friendly call of “Bula!” following you wherever you go. Fiji really is a stunning place, but it’s no secret that budget travellers sometimes struggle with this Pacific jewel. It’s easy to get discouraged as a budgeter when you read about incredible resorts […]

  • Epi’s Midland Tour – old school travel at it’s best

    Epi’s Midland Tour – old school travel at it’s best

    Fiji is a fascinating place. When people think Fiji, I think most people think of relaxing on a white-sand beach with a coconut cocktail in hand, and that’s certainly a big part of what Fiji has to offer, but there’s so much more to see when you set foot outside the resorts. Fiji’s rich village […]

  • Learning to dive in Fiji

    Learning to dive in Fiji

    Scuba diving. It’s something that will either fill you with excitement or fear, anticipation or dread. Being far under the surface of the water with a tank of air strapped to your back, venturing into the world of corals, octopi, sharks, rays, anemones, puffer fish, angel fish, more fish that one person could possibly count. […]

  • Racing round Vanua Levu – discovering the hidden beauty of Fiji’s North

    Racing round Vanua Levu – discovering the hidden beauty of Fiji’s North

    Northern Fiji is much less touristy than the Western and Central Divisions. It’s harder to get to, less developed, more remote. It’s also home to lush tropical forests, untold numbers of waterfalls, stunning soft corals, cloud-shrouded mountains, and beautiful, relaxed beaches. According to the locals, the Northern Division is Fiji’s crowning glory. “You haven’t seen […]

  • Swimming Sawa-i-Lau (the Yasawas’ worst kept secret…)

    Swimming Sawa-i-Lau (the Yasawas’ worst kept secret…)

    What’s a beautiful limestone cave like you doing in a volcanic archipelago like this? Sawa-i-Lau is a bit of a geological puzzle. While the rest of the Yasawa archipelago is volcanic, Sawa-i-Lau island is made of limestone. Beautiful sheer white cliffs reach up to the sky over the water, the “beach” as such is stone […]

  • Island hopping in the Yasawas

    Island hopping in the Yasawas

      The Yasawa Islands in Fiji has to be one of the most stunning places in the world. The archipelago of volcanic islands arcs away from Fiji’s mainland in a graceful curve to the north-west. The Islands lie in bluer-than-blue waters, ringed by yellow and white sandy beaches shaded by bright green palms. Under the […]

  • Finding Ganesh in Fiji

    Finding Ganesh in Fiji

    One thing you might not have expected to find in Fiji is some of the finest Hindu architecture outside of India. Yet in downtown Nadi, that’s exactly what you’ll find. The Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple sits on a T intersection at the end of Nadi’s main street shopping district, a quiet, colourful respite from the […]

  • Three awesome animal experiences

    Three awesome animal experiences

    Swimming with manta rays anyone? Or how about spending time with Mongolian wild horses?

  • Village life in Fiji

    Village life in Fiji

    In an increasingly urbanised world, life in Fiji continues to revolve around the village. Some 60% of Fijians continue to live in villages dotted across the islands, and even those who live in the major population centres such as Suva, Lautoka and Labasa are likely to call a village home. Many villages remain quite traditional, […]

  • Street eats

    Street eats

    “Whatever you do, don’t eat the street food!!” That panicked phrase, often uttered by co-workers, acquaintances and well-meaning relatives, is one that plagues many a traveller. Tales of Delhi-belly, intestinal worms and days that were only salvaged by a packet of Gastro-Stop abound, usually accompanied by “it happened to a friend of a friend of mine!” […]