“We travel not to escape but for life not to escape us”
Fiji has always been on my bucket list. Basically every paradise island is on my list LOL. So when Pacific Harbor was listed as one of this years Feast sites my husband knew what my choice would be!
As our internal clocks were waaaayy off I woke up at 2:30am that morning. Thank you again to my sweet friends and family that kept me occupied via text before Brandon woke up at 4:30. This became to be our normal routine. When my husband got up at 4:30 we chatted and laughed about how we thought the resort really should have things to do at 4am for people like us! Then we got dressed and walked around the resort again taking in all of the beauty catching our first Fiji sunrise.
After we walked around the resort and strolled along the beach we came back to have breakfast with the most amazing view. Then it was time to change into our swimsuits to relax at the pool for a few hours. We actually both made spa appointments for this day, but I ended up calling to cancel because I didn’t want to leave my pool chair. I was determined to come back with a Fijian glow! My husband went for a massage and said it was the best massage he has ever gotten.
The afternoon of our second day in Fiji was the day we were able to enjoy our first church service. It was so convenient to get to service everyday as it was held in this newly built wedding chapel at the resort.
Right after service we enjoyed a yummy Mediterranean dinner prepared by the resort staff. My ultimate favorite was the Kokoda which some people refer to as “Fijian ceviche”. It’s local raw fish “cooked’ by being marinated in lemon and lime juice. There’s coconut cream, cilantro, green pepper and a few spices. People make it differently, but let me tell you I will definitely be trying this recipe at home!
Awake at 2:30am 🙂 I guess Brandon heard me trying to be sneaky with the plastic wrappers on my strawberry wafers that he woke up laughing. That morning we went to the gym for the first time.
On the third evening the Fijian breathen hosted a dinner and prepared the most delicious authentic Fijian meal. I mean, I know I’m not an expert on Fijian delicacy, but I will say what they made was amazing! We learned that many dishes can and are cooked in a lovo. I’m not sure I can try this at home. Brandon is very particular about his yard and I’m not sure would appreciate me digging a pit. 🙂
So it is safe to say that on day two and three we were still loving island life and the Fijians you guys…they were literally the nicest people I have ever met. I’m not even exaggerating. The locals shopping a store, the people walking down the street, not to mention again the lady that opened the door for me at the gas station. Everyone said hello (Bula) to you and naturally you begin saying it to every single person you see. They were all just so kind and it was definitely refreshing.
So can we all just take a moment when sitting in traffic next time and instead of getting angry and giving someone the bird for who knows what reason just take a deep breath wave and say HI! 🙂 The other person might look at your like you’re crazy because what?… Because we aren’t used to that type of random acts of kindness. 🙁 Let’s all make someone smile today. It doesn’t have to cost us money. Sometimes even a smile from a stranger can totally change someones day. Let’s do it!
Again, thank you for taking the time to stop by and reading my blog! I truly appreciate it.