On vacation in Fiji

South Pacific sounds magically and rightly so. While I was there I cried a lot. It was the very first thing I did when I landed at Nadi airport. I went there early November and was greeted by a lady who put a shell necklace around my neck. I was so overwhelmed by her gesture that I could not help but silently weep ... and smile... at the same time.

A ferry took us far out into the ocean, to a group of islands, the Yasawas. When I hopped off the boat on Yaqeta I did not believe my ears: someone was playing the ukulele and a choir sang.

We stayed in a bure, only a few centimetres from the shore. The only thing which separated us from the big blue was a hammock. We went swimming; snorkelled the reef full of colourful fish, went kayaking for hours, strolled along beaches and felt like we were the only people in the world. We dined under the night sky, made wishes while shooting stars fell off the sky. We had no idea they were not meant to come true; but we were totally at ease during our holiday. When we were leaving, the ukulele guy played his instrument, I wept and the boat driver comforted me with his smile "there is nothing wrong with you, people are always like that, when they have to leave the island".

Can you recommend a place to stay in Fiji? We stayed at Navutu Stars on Yaqeta.

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Greetings stranger. I always try to be myself and to be a tourist as often as I can. I would love to get in contact with lots of hard travelling tourists who love to be out and about as much as I do. I am looking forward to all your comments. Thanks so much in advance.