Wednesday
Apr252018

A Busy Week In  Fiji

This week in Fiji we had a busy week with shark conservation volunteers, marine conservation volunteers, and even sports coaching volunteers who had come to spend some time in Beqa.

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Monday
Mar262018

Kava with a  ‘K’

Flickr | Dave LonsdaleAs with all countries around the world, Fiji is stacked with its own local traditions, customs, clothes, food, behaviour and general ways-of-doing-things. One of these is Kava and the other night, we took part in our welcome ceremony with the family in Suva and boy-oh-boy did the Kava flow.

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Tuesday
Mar202018

Supper at  Sowanna’s

As soon as Thursday morning rolls around at the camp on Beqa, the day’s activities are often an obstacle course to get through to make it to dinner. Supper at Sowanna’s (title chosen for the alliteration and nothing more) is a semi-regular tradition on Beqa and it is something to behold.

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Monday
Mar122018

The Fijian Love of  Rugby

Don’t worry, this isn’t a blog solely aimed at die-hard rugby fans. It’s more a deeper look at a portion of Fijian culture that isn’t ceremonies, national dress or the island’s famous Kava. Rugby is just as important as these to people across these islands and here’s why…

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Monday
Mar122018

The First  Snorkel

It’s easy to think that you know what you’re getting yourself in for when you sign up for Fiji Marine. You read the field brief, learn about this or that piece of preparation, look at the pretty pictures of Fiji and get all excited about your trip. Then you get there and you take part in a quick, 45-minute snorkel around Beqa bay and it all suddenly becomes a real trip.

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