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"The Beach House" Coral Coast, Fiji

Day 1

sunny 30 °C

After 16 long hours of travel, which included two plane rides and a two hour journey by bus we have landed in paradise! This place is so amazing. Palm trees everywhere, a beautiful cloudless blue sky, friendly new companions and afternoon tea...it just doesn't get any better!

We arrived here at The Beach House around 9:30am Fiji time and have spent the rest of our day relaxing on the sandy beach. The water is crystal clear and luke warm, such a great way to start the trip!

I don't think it has quite hit us yet that this is just the beginning of our four month journey, but I am sure it will soon. Tomorrow we plan to explore the island on a 4 hour jungle hike and finish the day off with some coconut jewllery making!

So far everyone here has been so welcoming and we already know most of the staff by first name! We have also met some couples from the UK who have given us some great suggestions for the rest of our trip including how to barter our way through South East Asia.

We would write more, but we should really get to stretching for our 4pm beach vollyball game ;)

Check for some new pics we have uploaded of our trip so far!

Love and miss you all...talk soon,

J & S xoxo

Posted by BlackNels 18:30 Archived in Fiji

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You 2 look & sound tres happy, but OMG are you Way WHITE. Make sure you slather SPF 45 all over yourselves!!

by Sarah's Dad

Wow! How quickly one can arrive in paradise!! Looks amazing...the sun is out here but no palm trees :o( Enjoy!! xoxo

by Big momma

Hey Girls!! Looks amazing! A bit more upscale than 1969 at the Nadi Fiji Mocambo (now the Novatel Macambo) where Jim drank pineapple juice by the pool, watched "native" dancers and French women in bikini's also drinking pineapple juice but with a hearty dose of rum. And - of course - got FRIED. Check out the cultural differences in Fiji. In 1960 the Indians ran the commerce in the small towns and barefoot Blacks were agricultural. Related major political problems lead to an army coup in the 90's. Still the same?

In Christchurch we went to Kirkwood Intermediate School - you can google it. Its close to Hagley Park and is a great example of an excellent NZ school. Great sports and academics. Cute uniforms too, especially as you can appreciate in 1969!

Thanks for including H and I on this blog. We are enjoying your fun and wish you all the best.

Love K and H

by Auntie Katie

sounds awesome !!
i travelled around the whole island queen and kings road if i remember correctly on the top of a flour truck ... enjoy ... enjoy


by Aunt Tuz

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