Go to places where you can drink the tap water
Taveuni!! Where the tap water tastes like Fiji Water😂
Taveuni is the garden island, and I’m in love with it.
The plane ride was not for the weak-hearted. But it was really cool to see the views from the lower altitude.
I’m staying at a place called Maravu Lodge, just up the hill from the beach.
As I’m checking in, I get an ominous warning about the falling coconuts. Him: “Beware of the falling coconuts.” Me: “What am I supposed to do to avoid them?” Him: “Just beware.” Me: “Gee, thanks.”
Have you ever been asked: ‘What was your best day ever?’ This morning, on my walk, was one of my best days ever. I felt sheer joy because of the amazing beauty around me. I went about 5 miles down the road from the hotel, through a few little villages, along the ocean.
I also met a boy named Zachary, a Fijian Catholic who was eternally late for church. He wanted to pose with Flat Stanley:) He also busted open some kind of fruit, and I ate the seed inside (I made him eat one first, so I could assure myself that it wouldn’t be poisonous😏). I gave him a sucker for his troubles. The people here are amazingly friendly.
I checked out this Meat Bird place, and when I got to the house, no one was home. HOW’S A GIRL SUPPOSED TO GET HER MEAT BIRDS IF Y’ALL AREN’T HOME???????
Next up: Taveuni Waterfalls