Just over 12 months ago we made what could be considered a life-changing decision.
We packed up our life in New Zealand to take hold of an opportunity.
That opportunity was to move to a tropical island for eight months.
Fiji became our home.
Island life was our new norm.
We knew this time had to come.
We tried to ignore it, not wanting to think what our life would become without you.
But we cannot hide any longer. We now must face the truth.
The time has come for us to say farewell Fiji. To say moce. Goodbye.
It’s not really something you’d choose to experience when you’re about to go diving with bull sharks in Fiji, none smaller than the size of a car.
15 metres down and my ears felt like they were about to erupt and explode into thousands of pieces.
John leaned off the side of the boat, peering into the waters below, desperately trying to make out any outlines which would vaguely resemble a crashed plane.
We’d been drifting around an area about 1.5kilometres off Fiji’s Beachchomber Island in search of the wreck.
A World War 2 B26 Bomber had crashed in the area back in the day, believed to have killed all those on board.
What is your image of the Fiji Islands?
Resorts, cocktails and luxury?
You’d be right to think that Fiji was a place for those with some cash to burn.
BUT. There are ways around this.
Here’s how to travel to Fiji for cheap!
Flying into Fiji or other tropical islands often means a change in climate.
Even if you’ve arrived from a summer destination, the heat and humidity in the islands can still hit you.
Grab these island travel carry-on essentials and land cool, calm and collected, rather than exhausted, sweaty and bothered.
There are many different types of screams in this world.
There is the painful-but-hopeful scream of a woman giving birth to a child.
There’s the brief, surprised, “AAHG!” when someone sneaks up behind you to say “BOO!”
Then there was my husband’s scream.
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