Emma- The Globetrotting Girlie- Australia
Robinson Crusoe Island Yeap, thats it. The larger of the two islands on the photograph is Robinson Crusoe and it only takes around 45 minutes to an hour to walk around the edge of it! When we got there we were met by a small group of the locals, who were singing and playing guitars to welcome us onto the island! We found our room which was a 28 bed mixed bure. Many of the buildings in Fiji are still kept the same and these traditional houses and buildings are called Bures. They are thatched wooden huts with a few low windows and a little wooden door. Arrhhh! In Fiji they have a traditional welcoming ceremony, where all the guest have to join in and drink Kava. This is made from the ground roots of the Kava plant and mixed with water. When you drink it in large quantities it numbs your mouth and makes your head feel very light. So... now we know why the Figians are always so friendly... must be the Kava! We met a wonderful Fijian lady at Robinson Crusoe, her name was Lendua Temu. She works in the kitchen at the resort. On our last day, she went back to Nadi, the main island and bought a dress and some new earings, especially to dress up for our last night! She then presented us both with diamante bracelets which are really beautiful and something I will cherish forever! All the water sports on the island were free, so we went snorkeling, handline fishing, kayaking, and swam in the warm sea! The sunsets on the island were absolutely perfect, with shades of red and orange filling the sky! So we'd all get to the beach around 6:30 ish to catch the moment. We have some absolutely wonderful pictures which I can't wait to put on the site! So far we have learnt the local dances, made jewellery from coconuts, fallen asleep in hammocks held up by palm trees, sampled some of the local cuisine and lay on the sand watching shooting stars in the clear night sky! What more can you possibly need! On to Beachcomber...