Plotting out where to go in Fiji…
Because flying from the U.S. to Fiji crosses the international date line, going westbound, my flight leaves on November 10th from LA, but I arrive in Nadi on November 12th! I’m picturing myself being on the plane and literally not knowing what day it is.
12 – 13 November: staying in Nadi with couch-surfer friend. These are the sites I’m going to check out in Nadi:
- Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple
- Nadi produce market
- Diwali – November 11 – 15
- Garden of the Sleeping Giant (asian orchids; raymond burr owner)
- Mount Batilamu hike:
14 – 17 Nov: Taveuni Island, hostel
17 – 18 Nov: night in Nadi, hostel
18 – 21 Nov: Nanuya Balavu Island, hostel
21 – 22 Nov: last night in Nadi, hotel
22 Nov: fly to Japan, with a layover in Melbourne
Dorm rooms at the hostels are super cheap, so staying within my $50/day budget for this portion of the trip should be do-able. I had to buy two local flights to get from island to island, but I put that against my overage’ I included in my budget for Fiji flights, Tanzania flight & safari and a Myanmar flight.
Main plans for Fiji: relaxing on the beautiful beaches!