Saturday, June 02, 2007

Bula! Want To See What Fiji Looks Like?

I don't have much time to write, so I'll show pictures instead (with maybe a few comments...)
I'll write more later. By the way --- why didn't anybody tell me toddlers and 9.5 hour flights don't mix!?













This is a REAL Fijian Village (with a REAL chief...who we met and presented a gift to allow us to visit - more on that later)

Our "bure" (or fancy little hut that looked like it was decorated by Fiji Pottery Barn...)


Our helicopter to/from the island. Only 10 minutes from Nadi. Or you can take a boat which takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes.





There was this "rock" next to our island. Every night bats would fly over from it to suck blood from young women. Well, not really. But that would have been pretty cool if they did.


One of 500 pictures I took from the helicopter. can you believe my daughter fell asleep? She's awake for the plane ride, but fell asleep on a 10 minute helicopter ride?! (sheez!)




Sunrise...














25 comments:

carrie said...

That looks like paradise to me!

Can't wait to hear the rest of the story . . .

Carrie

Whirlwind said...

Wow beautiful!

Thats one thing that has stopped me from really pursuing vacation planes - traveling with the kids.

It looks like lots of fun!

Sarah O. said...

This looks FABULOUS. And for possibly the first time ever, I'm not using the term sarcastically!

Ben & Bennie said...

Welcome home! Can't wait to hear more about the trip.

Lisa said...

Incredible!!

Jenster said...

Looks beautiful! Can't wait to read more.

"Kelli BoBelli" said...

Oh wow. Just amazing. Did you go get some bottled water? LOL

Um, dude, I wouldn't THINK we had to TELL you that 9.5 hour ANYTHING and TODDLERS don't mix, but that's a new dad for ya!

metro mama said...

Beautiful pics.

Diana said...

Gorgeous pics. Wish i would have fit in your luggage.

Dad Stuff said...

Wow! I'd be happy with a helicopter ride to anywhere.

wayabetty said...

WOW! That's beautiful Tony! So, did you make it to the Popeye's there?

Ruth Dynamite said...

And you came back????

Gorgeous photos!

MamaLee said...

what perty pictures!

Can't wait to hear about the trip! I've missed you! xoxo

radioactive girl said...

I am SO jealous! I can not wait to hear about the trip!

Em said...

Okay, I'm officially jealous now. Really, really jealous. I might even pout a bit.

epixstix said...

Uh, yeah, I should've warned you... children and flying in general just don't mix. But I'm glad you had a great time!

chanchow said...

Looks like Lost. Did you see the survivors of Oceanic flight 815? Awesome!!!

sourpatchbaby said...

Next time you go, can I sneak in your suitcase?

Redneck Mommy said...

So, spill the beans...would you recommend it? Cuz the hubs and I have an appointment with the travel agency in a few weeks to book our vacation and I'm still hunting for the perfect get away...

creative-type dad said...

Redneck Mommy - Absolutely! I'll post more once I'm caught up at work, but the place we stayed was perfect for either couples or parents with small kids (I would say around 2-5)

There wasn't much at all for teenager s or pre-teens. Unless they want to swim all day in the pool or snorkel in the ocean.

sourpatchbaby - with the suitcase we packed we could have probably fit 2 people.

wayabetty - No...we didn't see any Popeye's...only a McDonald's driving to the airport in Nadi. I'm guessing it's probably in Suva (the big city)

"Kelli BoBelli" -- that's all we drank "Fiji" water...so nice

Whirlwind - the plane with a toddler wasn't easy. Getting there was 11.5 hours....but it was worth it the flight. The place was amazing.

Her Bad Mother said...

WOW. Am dying for more photos.

Izzy said...

Nannies? Waited on like royalty? Other people with kids? I'm sold.

Where do I sign up?

sugeeandersyn said...

Awesome. Looks so relaxing and.. awesome. Vote Fiji for President and make all your wild dreams come true.

yummy mummy said...

omg i just love the pictures so much they are made bro anyway iv been to fiji its so amazing and i love watching getway o just getway but fiji is so fun i love the hair brading its made i got it dunn so hey it takes so long anyway you will love it if you go lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol omg its fun lol its a joke

awesome said...

its made cant wait