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    • Day 6

      Nadi Market

      April 15 in Fiji ⋅ ☁️ 29 °C

      Heute ist Proviantierung für vier Wochen auf der VAVA-U das Tagesthema und die Crew teilt sich in drei Teams für die nötigen Einkäufe auf.
      Einmal in den Getränkeladen am Port Denerau für Getränke aller Sorten , die zweite Crew im lokalen Obst und Gemüsemarkt in Nadi und die dritte Crew im Supermarkt Nadis für den ganzen Rest der noch offen ist.

      Am Abend gehen wir alle noch gemeinsam Essen beim Inder vor Ort, die Inder sind hier die Geschäftemacher Nr. 1, und auf dem Heimweg zur VAVA-U gibt es noch einen kurzen Abriss in Astronavigation mit dem Sternbild Kreuz des Südens, um bei Nacht ohne Kompass den südlichen Punkt am Horizont zu ermitteln.

      Morgen legen wir ab und werden die Fidschiinseln unsicher machen.

      Bitte seht es mir nach, das ich da nicht jeden Tag Einträge im Tagebuch machen werde, da die Mobilfunknetze nicht überall stabil anliegen.
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    • Day 1


      June 26, 2022 in Fiji ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

      We arrived in Nadi at 9.30am after a 4 hour flight delay. Having left Melbourne at 4am, with a wink of sleep in the airport and a couple of collective hours on the 4.5 hour flight, we didn't have much energy when we arrived at the President's Hotel.

      We booked the President's Hotel as a cheap option, knowing there wasn't much to do in Nadi but not wanting to risk a delayed flight making us miss the only ferry at 8.45am each day (a good call in the end!).

      We arrived at the hotel and an elderly gentleman helped us, although was unable to help us with EFTPOS "not today". The room was surprisingly okay after we'd seen the very basic facilities of the lobby. We had a quick rinse, dressed and headed out onto the main drive. Almost everyone we passed greeted us with "Bula", or wanted to shake our hand. Isaac and I were wary but not overly concerned - it was hard to ascertain exactly what the standard is.

      We met a man who offered us his card for local tours, he took us to a local handmade store, where a man greeted us and told us he would welcome us to make Fiji our home. This was a Lava ceremony where he prepared it in a large bowl and served it in coconut bowls. I opted for a very small amount as I was not feeling 100% sure of the situation. It made my mouth numb, Isaac described it as having a few Strepsils.

      We then wandered some more, down to look at the temple from the outside. We then headed back to the hotel, stopping in at the supermarket and refusing the many street vendors, offers of business cards and marijuana. The elderly gentleman said he would arrange our 7.30am taxi for tomorrow morning so we could have a good sleep. We had a three hour nap at the hotel before heading to a local cafe for dinner where we tried Walu fish with green pawpaw and a chicken Hawaiian pizza with some cocktails - overall, quite nice!!

      We then headed back to the hotel, again avoiding people wanting to sell us tours etc on the way

      We are both very keen to get to the islands tomorrow!!
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    • Day 2


      June 26, 2022 in Fiji ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Airport and flight was hell

      Came into Nadi
      Stayed at the President's motel
      Had Kava for the first time with a vendor who sold us a turtle bowl and Melissa.
      Saw the Hindu temple from the outside
      Went to the supermarket and got some juice...
      Sadly the fruit market was closed
      Had a margarita at the local restaurant with a nice grilled fish and salad as well as a chicken Hawaiian pizza which was nice as well

      Overall Nadi is nice.. there are not a lot of people.. lots of vendors trying to sell you things but not heaps seems to be happening here.. It seems like Covid scared away a lot of tourists and the people are more desperate .. very keen to visit the islands tomorrow.. hit the beach and relax a bit
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    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Nadi, نادي, Νάντι Φίτζι, NAN, ナンディ, 나디, Nadis, Нанди, நண்டி, 楠迪

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