I’ve deeply considered how much I want to share about this trip. I usually have no issue when it comes to recapping a vacation– I just post pictures and give the rundown of what we did and where we did it. This trip is a little different though. It’s different because sharing most of the details of this trip would require me to open up in a way I am simply not comfortable with. At least not right now.
I realize how dramatic this sounds. I do. I would usually avoid this sort of disclaimer at all costs, but after staring at a blank screen for the past few days, unsure of how to frame this, I feel that it is best, to be honest about my conflict.
So yeah. I’m in this new and wonderfully exciting season of life where my dreams are coming to fruition right before my eyes. And I went to Fiji.
Here’s a little bit of what happened.
We spent the first few days about 2 hours out of Suva in what felt like the middle of nowhere. The drive from Suva was so beautiful. We drove through so many villages and every single person we drove past waved at us. Convinced that Fijians are the sweetest people on the planet.
The place we stayed at was pretty rural but cool. Definitely an experience. We had no hot water at all and only had electricity for a few hours a day. Not ideal– but a new experience! And a good story!
There were a lot of bugs though– more than I’ve ever seen. They were completely swarming us at dinner; I was constantly pulling them off me. I got eaten alive. So bad. I had that many bites that it looked like I had some sort of skin disease. Everything else made up for this 10x over though.
Next up was Savusavu! My family and I went to Savusavu several years ago and loved every second of it– so we were more than excited to go back!
One morning we decided to go to a waterfall on the island! It was just so unreal. I was completely in awe of how beautiful it was.
In order to get to the waterfall, we had to go through the village first and give them some kava and a donation. I didn’t take any pictures of the village out of respect for them, but it was really special to meet and honor the local community. They are all such sweet and kind people.
We all expected the water to be freezing since well– those sorts of things usually are, but it wasn’t cold at all! There also weren’t other people there; so we had the whole place to ourselves.
Bye for now, Fiji! I love you I love you I love you!