Qalito Settlement

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  • Day39

    Fiji kava ceremony & preschool

    May 17 in Fiji ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Today we went on a trip to see a bit more of Fiji life. We went to a village, but when you arrive to a village, there's always a ceremony to welcome you, a kava ceremony. They made a drink from the kava root for you and sing and clap, and then you say 'Bula' drink it, and say 'Vanaka'. We were welcomed, and visited the local preschool, the small kids could already speak (sing) a little bit of English. All the Fijians love Lucia, she sat happily with a Fijian lady, and Quinten stayed close of course!Read more

  • Day39

    Biausevu waterfall hike

    May 17 in Fiji ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    A bush hike with lots to explore! Beautiful green lush forest and a refreshing waterfall with unlimited options to play. Toni, our guide loved to tell us all about the local plants and customs of his village. Cutting bamboo for the boys, nothing was to crazy. What a wonderful day again!Read more

    Fleur Sikkens

    Prachtig zeg!!!

    Ab Van de Kraats

    Wat een geweldige natuur zeg! En ook nog de nodige romantiek! 😜

  • Day52

    Fiji Experience geht weiter :)

    November 29, 2018 in Fiji ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Bei meiner Tour gehts von einem tollem Hotel mit wunderschönem Strand zum nächsten. :)
    Fidschi ist einfach ein wunderschönes Land! An den Straßen gibt es jede Menge Fidschianer, die frisches Obst, Kokosnüsse zum Trinken und kleine Snacks verkaufen und nochdazu sehr billig. Es ist also sehr geeignet so sein billiges Mittagessen zusammen zu stellen. Das Essen in den Resorts ist nämlich für Fidschi ziemlich teuer.
    Egal wo man in Fidschi hingeht wird man freundlich mit Bula begrüßt und sie sprechen einem immer an und sind sehr interessiert.
    Obwohl man hier eigentlich nur fidschianisch spricht, können alle gut englisch wegen den Touristen und weil sie es von Beginn an in der Schule lernen. Was mich immer sehr erstaunt ist, dass jeder Österreich kennt. Jeder antwortet gleich damit: wow das ist aber weit weg haha

    Am heutigen Tag habe ich mit meinem privat guide und Fahrer einen ganz billigen Markt besucht (davon kann man einfach nur träumen!! Zb 6 Melanzani um 50 Cent) und einen 30 minütigen Spaziergang durch den Regenwald zu einem Wasserfall gemacht, wo ich schwimmen war. Im Hotel genieße ich immer das sehr warme Meer mit schnorcheln....meine Tage auf Fidschi bestehen in der Tat nur aus Paradies :)

    Erwähnen sollte ich vllt noch die sogenannte Fidschi Zeit. Alles ist hier sehr stressfrei und deshalb auch nicht immer ganz pünktlich. Man weiß nie genau was eine angegebene Zeit bedeutet. Aus bisheriger Erfahrung bestand die Fidschizeit aber meist nur aus ca. 10 min und meistens waren sie sogar extrem pünktlich. Schätze man nimmt hier einfach alles wie es kommt...ein lockeres und entspanntes Inselleben.
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  • Day94

    Fiji time

    May 23, 2017 in Fiji ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Excuse the silence on the blog for the last few days but I've been enjoying doing nothing and pure relaxation on this incredible island. We've stepped off the traveller path for now to fully embrace the resort tourist way. In the airport we were welcomed with a big Bula (Hello!) and a trio playing ukeleles as we shuffled through security. The welcome and friendliness has not stopped since.

    Our shelter for the day was The Bamboo hostel, a lively hostel full of backpackers and locals. I hung out in a hammock until our room became available to pass out for a few hours. On awaking we met our room mate Kansas who was here on an exchange from uni. A great place for a semester! She was barely functioning too after a night celebrating the crusaders rugby game.

    Next day we took a boat out to the nearest island to try and see some good snorkeling. We were greeted by the staff onto a picturesque little island that takes less than 5 minutes to walk around. One buidling was surrounded by soft sand and palm trees. We sat and sunned ourselves, helping outselves to the free beer and soft drinks. I had the most amazing massage for the equivelent of £12.

    At 10 fiji time we were taken a few hundred meters off shore to snorkel. Following a guide we saw Nemo a feat I hadn't managed in the great barrier reef. We also saw a Eel that loved to he tickled! While the coral is bleached the fish are every colour under the sun. My favourite being the zebra patterned little ones that pop in and out of the coral.

    Next day we arrived in the big treat for myself for doing the W trek and the Andes trek, 5 days in a resort. From the moment we arrived we knew we'd hit gold. The staff are obviously invested, saying Bula at every turn and truly try to get to know you, and make your stay special. We're a novelty here as they don't often have Brits. Its nice, no towels on sun beds, no pushing in at the buffet. Aussies and Kiwis behave themselves in resorts.

    While our first two days were rain and wind, we busied ourselves playing air hockey, pool and squash, between planning New Zealand and having a look around. The evenings we joined the Kava ceremony enjoying high tide glasses. Leaving with a feeling of calm the stuff gives you a fantastic nights sleep!

    We had an unforgettable meal at the Sazanumi Japanese restaraunt. The staff sang for us and we danced along to the songs, getting up at one point to dance the conga! We had teppanyaki which is the style of cooking where the chef cooks in front of you and truly puts on a show of his skills. He chopped at the speed of light and would flick food onto your plate. The food was mouthwatering, and as another guest on our table had her birthday we enjoyed some yummy free choclate cake!

    By our third day glorious blue skies greeted us and we rushed out to the sunbeds overlooking the sea. The landscaping team were climbing the palm trees to knock down the coconuts. Soko a friendly groundsman used his machette to cut open one of the coconuts and we got to enjoy the lovely milk. Snorkling suprised us with the amount of fish around, watching baracudas hunt through the sand, all done while trying to avoid the creepy looking sea snakes at the bottom! The bars at night have amazing singers to relax too after supper.

    We will leave the hotel with a heavy heart after an amazing time, a night in the hostel awaits before a morning flight to Auckland. Our last leg of the journey begins in the land of the long white cloud.
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    Ian Murray

    Oh! Wish this little piece of heaven was nearer to us. Dx 🙋🙋‍♂️

    Ian Murray

    Perfect. Dx😎😉

    Carol Heard

    Oh goodness, what a wonderful time you have been having. No holiday will ever seem so idyllic. Really happy for you both xxx

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  • Day216

    Fiji Beachouse und ein großer Abschied

    May 27, 2019 in Fiji ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Nach den Yasawas hatte es natürlich jede neue Location schwierig, aber das Fiji Beachouse im Süden der Hauptinsel hat sich perfekt eingereiht 😌 Besonders die täglichen Yoga-Einheiten mit Blick aufs Meer waren ein Traum 😍
    Jetzt hieß es aber vor allem auch mal wieder Abschied nehmen, nicht nur von Fiji sondern auch von Katja und Tis. Diesmal sogar auf unbestimmte Zeit, da die beiden noch eine weitere Insel bereisen wollten und Brisbane und die Ostküste ansteuerten, wir hingegen Melbourne und die Westküste.. Das ist leider eben auch ein großer Teil beim Reisen: sehr intensive Zeit miteinander und dann immer wieder Abschiede.
    Es war uns ein Fest, ihr seid der Hammer❤️
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