Fijian Adventures

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Before setting sail for New Zealand, The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) likes to take their students on a little 4-day getaway to Fiji. Its 4 days of no cell-phone service, no wifi, no itinerary, relaxation. and it was spectacular. We took a 4 and a half hour ferry from the main Island to the Island of Naviti. We passed by natives welcoming guests from rocks, and large lavishing Island resorts.
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When we landed at our resort, we had too many people, so most of us had to wait on a raft by the ferry. Our resort was very rustic, and based on using only the essentials.

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The natives were amazingly kind and loved playing volleyball with us.

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Teaching us how to open up coconuts.

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and showing us how to cook traditional Fijian food, (which is buried in the sand and then smoked underground for a few hours.)

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We went on snorkeling and fishing trips

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went swimming in the ocean

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and enjoyed a 6am morning hike to see the sunrise

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and an hour hike to the local village.

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We met some locals, and went to the children school.

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They loved taking pictures!

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Fiji was a paradise

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but eventually we had to leave

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It was 4 days of ice breakers, relaxation, and fun. Meeting 40 other people who are also studying abroad in New Zealand was partly intimidating, but made the experience so much more enjoyable. I was grateful for this relaxed part of paradise that we were able to come together and get to know each other without the stress of a new city.

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