After my trip to Vanuatu, Fiji was my next destination. I spent just over a week travelling around Vitu Levu (the largest of Fiji’s 332 islands) and a couple of smaller islands just off its coast. As well as lots of relaxing on beaches I got up to lots of things including snorkelling, kayaking, swimming in waterfalls, bamboo rafting, soaking in mud pools, and learning lots about the Fijian culture, including lots of kava (a traditional drink made from the root of a kava plant which is drunk socially and in traditional ceremonies). Here’s a selection of pictures from my trip to show some of Fiji’s beauty and culture.
Whilst I really enjoyed my time in Fiji I think I spent enough time there, I don’t think I could have put up with the heat and all the flies for much longer! I was glad to land back in New Zealand where the temperatures are a bit more bearable. Sadly my time in Fiji pretty much marked the end of my 3 month summer break. I’m easing myself into the new semester gently with a couple of field trips, which I’ll tell you more about in my next post.