Bula! That’s “hello”in Fidjian… Another funny greeting for my international vocabulary! After a short 2h flight from Auckland, I arrived again in a tropical climate. Now I was 100% sure that I wouldn’t need my Kathmandu thermals here in Fiji! After passing the friendly officers of immigration, I left the airport and made my way to my host.
Couchsurfing – Lei
While I walked next the airport towards the house of Lei, I had a first taste of the Fidjian friendliness. Every person I met on the road all wished me a friendly “good morning” as I walked by. This is a habit I could get used to!
Thanks to the platform Couchsurfing, I was offered to stay at Lei’s place. Here, I met her 5 children and Leti, a Swiss/Tahitian couchsurfer who arrived just before me. The kids thought us a couple of words of Fidjian and we played some games together.
After having visited the nearby towns Lautoka and Nadi, Leti and I left Lei’s place and surrounded ourself again with backpackers at Bamboo hostel.
At the hostel, I noticed grey australian expats, young backpackers, travelgroups and families. This diversity resulted in an interesting mix in their restaurant.
After having traveled non-stop for four weeks trough New Zealand, I had to take some responsibility and focus on my work again. I managed to create a productive schedule during these days:
Wake up and swim a couple of lanes in the calm see at sunset
Cold shower followed by a nice breakfast and a decent coffee
Creativity mode activated and I worked on my projects
Kung Fu session next to the beach
Diner followed by some beers
During the five days I staid at Bamboo hostel, I was hanging out with my couchsurfing friend Leti. We exchanged a lot of CS stories and our experience while training Muay Thai. Papito, it was pleasure hanging out with you!
Next: travelling with my buddy Nico trough Mexico!