Trip Start Sep 07, 2011
289Trip End Sep 06, 2012
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Where I stayed
Anyway, got to the hostel and I was pleasantly surprised. It was more like a hotel than a hostel. No kitchen or shower blocks. I had a room with 8 bunk beds and there were 4 of us in there
As there was no kitchen, so I had to eat in the restaurant tonight. I decided to go for something healthy and had a chicken salad, which came with smoked chicken, tomato, lettuce, avocado and cucumber. Well, when it was served, it looked like a wet salad with a few things dumped on top. There was no avocado at all, so I went back. They told me it was a avocado paste (yeah right) so they squeezed some more on top for me. It tasted bloody awful so I won't be trying to be healthy again! Not many people around so I ended up going back to my room around 8 ish, having a shower and watching Breaking Bad on my laptop before going to bed around 10.30 pm. Hopefully the rain will stop in the morning.
1st March - Nadi
At last, the rain has stopped
Well, I wasn't sure what I was expecting but there were no cafes. It was all indian shops and supermarkets and nothing good to eat. The only places that I could get some food, only served curry. Not what I want for breakfast. I thought I would buy some food in the supermarkets to take with me to the islands and also to make some lunch (bearing in mind there is no kitchen facilities). There were no cold meats, no bread, basically nothing that I could easily put together. The grocery shopping over here is completely different to what we have back in the western world. All I ended up buying was 2 packets of crisps and a bottle of fizzy lemon to mix with my bottle of vodka that I bought (advised to buy this in duty free as it saves money over on the islands). Hmmm nice and healthy. I had been out for about an hour and thought that the restaurant back at the hostel would have stopped serving breakfast but luckily enough they hadn't. I ended up having pancakes with maple syrup and banana's for breakfast. Really bad but it tasted really nice and they were swimming in maple syrup. I missed Shrove Tuesday so this makes up for it.
The rest of the day was spent lying around the pool as the sun was out and it was blazing hot. Had to keep jumping in the pool as it was so hot. It started to rain again around 3.30 pm so I decided to go and have a shower and repack my bag with all of my summer cool clothes on top and my jeans, hoodie etc all at the bottom. Had a little snooze and got up again around 6 pm.
I decided to break open my vodka, as I hadn't had a drink for a few days!! Started chatting to a guy round by the pool. His name is Stuart and is from Bournemouth (26). I overheard him talking to another couple earlier on about the islands, so I asked him what his plans were. He was going tomorrow, the same as me, but he was only going for 5 days. We ended chatting most of the night and going to dinner together. Before any of you say anything, nothing happened, it was just a good ole friendly chat. It's nice to know that I have a friend to travel with tomorrow, even if it is only for a few hours!