The Beach House

Our first few days on Fiji we stayed at the Beach House, a hostel on the south coast of Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island. We hang out at the wonderful white sanded beach right in front of our bure (a Fijian beach hut), snorkeled in cristal clear water at high tide and enjoyed a Fiji Bitter beer at sunset. Unfortunately, the weather changed on the third day around midday and since then it hasn’t stopped raining.
So, what can we do on a rainy day? Sit at home?! Nope, go on a jungle trip to a hidden waterfall – that’s right. On this trip our guide (I really can’t remember his name but it was something like fijian George – let’s just call him George!) led us trough his so called “gift of God” and explained plants, trees and animals and what the people of Fiji use them for. As George told us the day before that we should wear hiking shoes we put on our normal sneakers and wondered why everyone else just wore flip-flops. We found out as we had to walk trough the first lil’ river, which was followed by several waterholes, ditches and even bigger rivers – the only thing left to do was taking of our shoes and walk barefeet…an awesome experience! Anyway, we finally reach the waterfall (during the walk my mind wandered back to the article about canibalism on Fiji in former times – I really don’t know why!) and jumped into the pond in front of it, climbed up and slide back down again. After some time George decided that it’s time to go back. Not having brought a towel (George’s answer to bringing a towel or not was ‘Nope, it just gets wet’) we put our clothes back on while still wearing our bathing suites – it really didn’t matter because by the time we arrived at the hostel you couldn’t tell anyway if we went swimming or hiking… but it was worth every single rain drop!

- Isabell -

Relaxing at the beach (© 2010 Isabell Gernert)
Relaxing at the beach (© 2010 Isabell Gernert)
Our bure (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Our bure (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Isabell on the swings (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Isabell on the swings (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Barefeet through the jungle (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Barefeet through the jungle (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Get the Fa experience ;) (© 2010 FG)
Get the Fa experience ;) (© 2010 FG)
   


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One comment on “The Beach House

  1. Thomas Neeser on said:

    It seems like we have the same wheater like you in Germany – rainy days.

    The only reason that prevents me from having also a shower under our own hidden waterfall (you know, it’s the one in our large garden!) is the temperature outside, it’s about 7° Celsius. :-)

    Best wishes from Germany
    Thomas

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