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Fiji Tour

Around the island and to the land of the Sleeping Giant

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Bola from Fiji…Denarau Island
We Are staying at the Raddisen Blu Resort. This morning we are breakfast outside and it was delicious! I woke up with the sun at 5:30am and my phone finally switched to the correct time zone. I sat out on our balcony for awhile and then we got ready for the day's adventure. We were taking a tour this morning to see the Fijian villages, market and even the Hindu temple. I had my first cup of “cava”. (Not the best thing I ever drank, but I smiled and said thank you and got their pictures. I bought a plumeria necklace and earrings from one of the roadside markets and a wooden carved turtle that is suppose to be a sign of good luck in your home. Actor Raymond Burr bought and maintains a beautiful orchid garden which we also toured. Fresh fruit juice was served here. Then we ended our tour at the home of Rosy Travel. She had beautiful gardens…and what a view! We had juice and a variety of fruits to eat here. No air condition in these homes. I am thankful that the resort has lol rooms and fans on top of the AC.
Here are some pics of the morning trip.
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These were from the temple. We had to wear the long skirts…didn't we look cute?

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These were from the fruit and flower market. Of course I had to buy some earrings and necklace…I got the plumeria ones and you can see when I get home.lol This is also where these guys talked me into trying the cava…bleh! Don't you like the miniature bananas?

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This is the one train that transports the sugarcane up to shipping. The other is a pic of the sugarcane field. We learned about the life cycle and the burning of competitor fields…tough business!

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The Gardens from Raymond Burr, otherwise known as Perry Mason or Ironside, was next and the flowers were gorgeous!

This little Methodist Church on the side of the road caught my eye, and they stopped for a picture. I loved the windows and also the beautiful Christmas tree next to it. That's what this tree is called because it will be in full bloom at Christmas with its bright red flowers 🌺 we went on to the village of one of the indigenous people. The women had their wares on display and I got a carved turtle…I know, I know, more knickknacks to dust.

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Our guide liked being in photos. She told us of the memorials and the little John Wesleyan church there. We were able to go inside. We learned that Fiji was a cannabalistic society until the missionaries came. We learned about the thatched huts and also the newer means of building.

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Our last stop on the tour was at the home of the gal who owned Rosy Tours, the tour we were on! Her home had fruit trees of all kinds…mangoes, papaya, bananas and the like. We had a delicious spread of fruit and home squeezed fruit juice. What a spectacular view too.

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So, can you see the sleeping giant?? He is lying on his back with his head on the left??

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We came back to our hotel and found the flowers spread around the room. We really have had excellent care at all of our stops. We went a few hours enjoying the pool at the resort. Wynn finally spent some time reading and I just enjoyed the sun! We had to take care since we were such Willy white legs!

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We saw another spectacular sunset and spent some time after dinner just sitting by the ocean and listening to its soothing tide. In and out, in and out. Our God has been so faithful and walked beside us as we travelled. We were blessed with new friends and great tour guides. Tuesday has come to a close and we bid you G’night!

Posted by brendagerber07 05:42 Archived in Fiji

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