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Mary Jane and Granny travel
to Honolulu and the Fiji Islands ...

October-November 2003

 

Bula!

       
The colorful Meke Dance of Fiji
       
       

Fiji (Viti) is located 18 south of the Equator in the South Pacific, due north of New Zealand, due east of Cairns in Australia, and due west of Tahiti and the Cook Islands.

There are over 300 islands in Fiji.

 

       
Hawaii, at 18 north of the Equator, is close to the halfway point when traveling from the Northwest USA.  We stayed over in Honolulu in both directions.
       
The two largest islands are Viti Levu (Fiji Large) to the west and Vanua Levu (Land Large) to the east. 

We stayed on Denarau Island in Nadi (pronounced Nandi) on the west coast of Viti Levu. 

 

     

Port Denarau is the marina from which day trips and cruises leave on their way to such resorts as South Sea Island, Honeymoon Island, Castaway Island, Beachcomber Island, Treasure Island, and many other idyllic islands in the Mamanuca (pronounced Mamanutha) Group. 

We sailed on The Whale's Tale to Honeymoon and Malamala Islands, and took another day trip on a catamaran to Mana Island for snorkeling.

   
The Fijians still live in villages and own most of the land, unlike on many other islands where European explorers and colonists took the land away.
       
  English is the official language, although Fijians also speak their native Fijian, and Indo-Fijians speak Fiji-Hindi. 

Friendly smiles and the greeting "Bula" are everywhere.

       
       

       

South Sea Island, one of hundreds of idyllic islands in Fiji

       
       
Fiji was once known as "The Cannibal Isles" because of the early tradition of eating one's enemy as the ultimate revenge. 

Fortunately, Fiji has changed, and thus we did not appear on any local menus.

 

Honolulu

In Fiji

Wild Fiji

Day Trips

Feasts & Friends

 

After looking at the maps and photos on all these pages, read the full story of the trip on Granny's Website under The Orphan and The Boot

The Orphan and the Boot Go to Honolulu and Fiji

story now under construction

 
           
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