Rugby is a religion here in Fiji. They eat, sleep and breathe it. Being here whilst the Olympic Gold was won was something very special and one of my lasting memories of Fiji. Now that the IRB World Sevens Series is also in full swing the fever has caught the nation once more.
I headed back over to the marine camp on Beqa for the Christmas festivities – without any volunteers in Suva I thought it may be a bit lonely! The boat this time was glorious! Calm sea, blue sky and just a tiny bit of sea spray. Nothing like my previous crossing!
Bula everyone! My name is Paige and last week I was living in Suva, Fiji working on the Frontier animal welfare project! My first full day in Suva was pretty unfortgetable. I was working closely with the veterinarian staff at the shelter and was able to observe and partake in their daily routine.
At no point did I think I would be sat on the grass, in a park, by the sea, feeling too hot, counting down from 10, staring at a big Christmas tree waiting for the lights to be switched on.
Now that the school year is over, I wanted to find out what it was like coaching sport in a Fijian primary school. So I asked our Sports Coach Hannah a few questions!
As we’re entering cyclone season and the Earth is tilting the southern hemisphere towards the Sun Fiji is seriously hotting up. Daily the thermometer reaches above 30 degrees C and the humidity can be stifling. However, I’ve been told that we should count ourselves lucky. The weather has been good so far and the bad winds and rains have kept at bay.
Patrick has been in Fiji over 2 months now and I wanted to find out what his impressions of the country have been and how his volunteering has been going!
Last week I escaped the stresses of city life (not that there are many in the most laid back capital city I’ve ever visited!) and took a weeks’ holiday up to Nacula island, which is right at the Northern tip of the Yasawa group.