I went to the market in Nadi town after I came back from a small island where I did a beach clean up and was living in a tent and run out of food.
I was happy that I could buy lots of fruits again, I really missed the market.
In the evening I had a call with a boat owner who was looking for a person to teach his girlfriend basic-english.
They told me that they only eat organic and mostly vegetarian food. They are from Brasil and the owners girlfriend doesn’t speak any english.
Also, I get my food and bed on board and can join them for surf and snorkel trips around the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. He said that I can come anytime so I packed my stuff and made my way there the next day. Continue reading
Unfortunately we had all to leave Dravuni Island after 3 weeks because the job got cancelled and we all were very sad to leave the island already.
I didn’t make further plans for Fiji so I didn’t know what I want to do now. We all went back by ferry to Suva because the weather was too bad to take the speedboat.
It took us 5 hours and we all had an own small bed to ourselves. We bought lots of fruits and veggies in the market in Suva before we made our way to my friends place up in Nausori.
I was happy that I could stay there while figuring out a new plan what to do next. Continue reading
I flew with virgin australia from Bali to Nadi (FIJI). I had a short stopover in Sydney (Australia) for one hours.
I was so tired after a long flight overnight where I couldn’t sleep that I didn’t see the sign in Sydney which said international Transfer.
when i first started to earn money i was around 15 years old. i bought so much stuff which i didn’t need at all. i went shopping almost every day to buy new clothes. so many people i know focus on materialistic things.. they are only happy when they are nicely dressed and when they bought the newest i-phone, car and all that stuff. but once you have that you are not so happy anymore because you always want more and the market never sleeps, there is always a new phone or a new car and new fancy clothes that you can buy.
when i started my travels in december 2015 i went to a few countries in south-east-asia. i saw so many homeless people, street dogs and cats which made me feel really sad. Continue reading
some facts about the culture and the life here in fiji:
– fijitime: no one is in a hurry and everything takes forever
– in some villages the women are not allowed to have long hair
– in some places you are not allowed to wear a hat
– you should not touch the head of a child, it’s not respectful and really rude
– mostly the people don’t say yes. they raise their eyebrows instead, it’s really funny to watch
– sharing is caring here
– they love to eat kasawa because it’s really easy to grow and fast but it’s really dry and the locals eat it plain all day long Continue reading
if you travel around fiji there is no chance that you don’t get to try kava because it playes a huge roll in the culture in fiji.
kava is a plant, it comes from the root of the yaqona bush. the root is ground up and then strained with water into a large wooden
in the culture here it is a symbol to bring two groups of people together, everyone sits around the kava bowl. Continue reading
i flew back to the yasawas after one week break, where i went to the coral coast on the main island in fiji.
i arrived at the airport with another guy who also worked as a gametester and a pick-up picked us up from the airstrip in the yasawas.
we saw a lot of ripe bananas next to the road on the way to the village and we stopped to get them.
i was soo happy about them because normally we never saw bananas on the way to our place there.
we arrived back in the village around lunchtime and everyone was there. i felt so happy to be back because it feels like
after 50 day of working in the yasawas we went back to nadi. i really love the plane ride, you see all the small islands with the beautiful reef around. it’s only 30 minutes by plane.
john, a friend from fiji, gave me and a friend a ride up to the coral coast. it took us 2 hours until we arrived at the
beachhouse – a fancy place for backpackers. it’s not really like a hostel – more like a resort.
you can do a lot of activities there.
i went paddle boarding in the mornings, did yoga in the evenings, went kayaking & once i tried surfing.
i had a look on the facebook fiji backpacker group for inspirations where i can go to next and i found a job offer which says that you need to have at least 20-50 days in fiji to do this job.
i thought that sounds great for me – you earn 50 fiji dollars a day (which is not a lot) BUT you get free food and accommodation and work as a gametester. i asked if they need more people for the job because rhona, the girl from germany who i met on the farm in fiji, wants to come as well.
they told me that they were only missing two girls, so that was perfect.
i arrived in nadi, fiji airport at lunchtime on the 10th of april. it took very long to get the visa on arrival on the airport and they wanted to check three times if i really have a backflight ticket, so strict.
i took the bus to lautoka which took me around 1 hour. i only paid 2 fiji dollar which is around 90 cent.
when i stepped out of the bus everyone stared at me.. i think the people never saw a white tourist before. it remembered me a lot of sri lanka.
all those small shops, the crazy heat, the delicious fruits, the cheap transport, .. Continue reading