This post is written by our host blogger nomadiciv@.

Fiji is a real Pacific paradise. It is an island country in Melanesia, an archipelago of more than 330 islands. “Don´t hurry, don´t worry I am on Fiji time” doesn't surprisingly apply here because everything works quite on time. Fiji is notorious for cannibalism, which is nowadays only a tourist attraction to get visitors into the inland part of the island. Anyway you can buy nice cannbial souvenirs here as for example traditional cannibal fork, knife and other proprieties.
You can also try the kava ceremony. Kava are the roots of the pepper plant infused in water with sedative, anesthetic, euphoriant, and entheogenic effects that tastes like a muddy water. There is a big Indo-Fijian population, originally brought from India by English to work on cane fields. That's why you can visit Hindu temple and eat Indian samosa or curry in Fiji.

“The cats believed that one day 'the holy mother' (Lister) would return and lead them to Fuchal, the cat version of paradise." - Red Dwarf –

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A beach in Nadi
A beach in Nadi
A lovely scenery for an evening drink or a dinner. This beach is awesome for walks and enjoying the night life than swimming because of the shallow water. We discovered it just in the morning as we had arrived to the hostel at night.
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple
A lovely colourful temple in the city centre near the souvenir market.
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple
In order to enter the temple you need to take off your shoes and wear a pareo. As it is really hot your feet will burn. The best way to get there is to take a taxi.
Bula Pass
Bula Pass
Purchasing the Bula Pass is the best way how to discover Fiji. Originally made for backpackers, although it may fit to more picky travellers as well. Usually you buy the BULA pass for several days in a resort in one of the islands and then you can do the island hopping from resort to resort as long as your BULA pass is valid. You decide if you are gonna stay in a resort for just one day or the whole week. The BULA Pass includes food and afternoon tea. This is a Brittish tradition, but alcohol and other extra drinks are more expensive.
Beachcomber island
Beachcomber island
The first and the tiniest island on the way from Nadi – Mamanucas. We could not imagine to spend there more than a day, but the parties are pretty awesome here.
Yasawas islands
Yasawas islands
One of our more luxurios resort. The water is unbelievable clean here.
Our transfer from the ferry to our resort
Our transfer from the ferry to our resort
It works like this: The big catamaran ferry stops in the safe place and you are picked-up by a small boat from your resort. Sometimes it makes you jealous when you see the luxurious resorts.
  Nacula island
Nacula island
Nacula island is the last from Yasawa islands. Nabua Lodge is one of the cheap ones that offer a place for a tent (not that common). You can choose from a many trips that are in offer: snorkelling in blue lagoon, visit of local village, and many other.
Everything is scheduled to catch your ferry to another resort. Some activities are included in BULA pass, but usually you have to pay extra for them. Afternoon volleyball is for free :)
	Peace in paradise
Peace in paradise
Sunset in Fiji
Sunset in Fiji
I have probably never seen more kitchy sunset than here.
Evening programme in our resort
Evening programme in our resort
In all resort, we have stayed in, there was an evening programme. In Nebula lodge we played 3 games and the winner got a beer. There are fun activities and we have always enjoyed them.
Hibiscus everywhere
Hibiscus everywhere
This is actually a picture from the toilets :-D. As hibiscus and frangipani are blooming all around, they decorate all the spaces with these blossoms. I loved it.
Fiji landscape
Fiji landscape
All the islands are relatively hilly with coconut palm trees and other bushes.
Best waiting room ever
Best waiting room ever
Waiting for a transfer to another resort. The earlier lunch is arranged.
Waya LaiLai island resort
Waya LaiLai island resort
Although this resort also offer places for tent, there was no place in a shade, so we were offered a very friendly price for a double apartment. This resort is owned and run by nearby villagers. When you arrive you have to wash your feet in a small container with water to wash away the sand. The water lies on the sun all day, so it's crazy hot.
	Traditional evening programme in Waya LaiLai
Traditional evening programme in Waya LaiLai
We got traditional food that we ate with our hands. There was also a performance by local people finished with kava ceremony.
Cannibalism dance with traditional knives
Cannibalism dance with traditional knives
Activities in Waya LaiLai
Activities in Waya LaiLai
They offer a wide range of activities. We chose a hike to the rock above to see the sun set (or a sun rise) with a local guide. We had a lovely chat with the guide there and learned a lot about Fiji, local people and traditions.
Our best experience from Fiji is shark snorkelling. We were surrounded by 6 half meter sharks. Our guide caught a fish and played with one shark – we could even touch them. You can also snorkell with mantas. Unfortunately there wasn't the season while we were there.
Waya LaiLai view from the top of the rock
Waya LaiLai view from the top of the rock.
Beach cottages of the resort and the village on the right.
 Leaving Waya LaiLai
Leaving Waya LaiLai
Our leaving was accompanied by a music and waving of locals. Almost as if they will really miss you.
	Fiji inland
Fiji inland
If you have one day extra before leaving Fiji, choose a trip to the fresh water waterfall. On the road you can enjoy the inlands of Fiji, a bit different from the coast.
Fresh water waterfall
Fresh water waterfall
We enjoyed the change from the sea water to the fresh. The braver ones can jump in and play a game with a guide. The lazier ones just chill in water and shade.
Fiji market
Fiji market
Everything you can buy in resorts or in restaurants you can get here for a song.

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