Nadi, Western Division, Fiji
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I live in Nadi
Diving, horses,fishing,tattoo,beer,island hoping around fiji
Hello or as we say in Fiji, BULA...We like to see ourselves as laid back and uncomplicated, but that's really up to you to find out. The maximum length of your stay is basically a matter of how well we get along we have a big house and don't mind sharing it,Our home is yours, a place where you can relax, share our meals, do your laundry ,wake up whenever time you want, and feel free to be yourself!!!! We are 1 big couchsurfing family that love travel ling,exploring the unknown & embracing other cultures for the world. We will hold a Kava Ceremony for you, which is the chance to try the local grog, can learn you some Fijian words that can be helpful for you while your here.In return you can cook us a meal from your country, that would be awesome..You can come and go as you please! We have 333 islands that makes up Fiji and less than 1 million people live here...its is a very small place. Can offer enlightening advice to surfers visiting the area Nadi is a busy city that is a very popular tourist destination, requests are numerous, and im always being asked about the islands to visit and travel plans in most of my couch request.I am always available to help you with information especially if about island hopping here in Fiji, as many couchsurfers are on the round the world trip, and Fiji is the place!
I can help only if you ask me about it!
These are the things that are most important to us, family, friends, home, travel, laughter, good food, learning, appreciating the simple things in life. We love meeting new people and discovering the world,we love traveling and we like to welcome friendly and interested people from all over the world in our home.We are people who are not afraid to treat strangers as they would treat their friends, offering our home up to open-minded honest individuals who understand how important it is to make the world a smaller place to affect positive change.
We think this idea is great and have hosted over 400 CSers, traveling and staying with local people who are open to meet others and its 10 times better than staying in backpackers, you learn much more about a country and about the people in general, just bring your good will and enthusiasm. I have collected brochures,restaurant and take away menus, local emergency number,cheap internet cafe if your interested.
Also there are local markets for fruits & veg or handcrafts, shops, pubs and clubs, beaches to explore
Also on if you want to instant chat!username: dee fiji islands on Facebook
Hindu Temple Nadi
Nadi is the home to the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere and is a 'must stop' for visitors wishing to experience the cultural and architectural diversity for which Fiji is well known. The three-part Sri Siva Subramaniya temple is dedicated to the deity Murugan whose statue, specially carved in India, is housed in the main temple. The second part of the complex is Ganesh temple, while the third section is the Meenakshi and Shiva temple. The intricate craftsmanship of the individual statues within the temple is the work of eight craftsmen brought to Fiji from India. The height, weight, and width of each design has a specific religious meaning and the main sanctum of the building has been built to conform to the size of the statue it will house so that the correct vibrations are present for devotees during prayer.The traditional Dravidian architecture of the temple is rarely seen outside India, and is , according to traditions, laid down thousands of years ago. If you decide to visit this unique structure, please remember this is a Holy Hindu Shrine and show the appropriate respect.
The Garden of the Sleeping Giant
The Garden of the Sleeping Giant sits at the foothills of the Nausori Highlands about 10 minutes drive north of Nadi. The attractive landscaped gardens specialize in Fiji's native plants as well as housing an impressive collection of orchids, some native. A jungle walk takes visitors past a large lily pond and through native forest. Located about half an hour from Nadi, The Garden of Sleeping Giant is a beautiful orchid range started in 1977 by the late Raymond Burr, star of Perry Mason and Ironside. Originally designed to house Burr's private collection of tropical orchids, the gardens have developed into a popular attraction after years of flourishing. Raymond Burr loved these orchids just as much as he loved Fiji. The gardens showcase more than two thousand different kinds of orchids, covering 20 hectares. You can wander through the lush and fertile plantation to your heart's content. Right next door is Raymond Burr's holiday shack, which is also open to visitors.
Koroyanitu National Park
Koroyanitu National Park, Nadi Area, Viti Levu This National Park offers several day and overnight walks, a visitor center, scenic lodge accommodation and camping.Trails into the rainforest also pass through local villages and combine the stunning natural scenery with ecotourism.
Nausori Highlands, Nadi Area, Viti Levu This inland rural area is an impressive collection of rolling hills, river valleys and volcanic peaks. The highlands also offer fantastic views over the Mamanuca and southern Yasawa Islands to the west. The hills transform from sunburnt grassland to lush green valleys during the wet season from December to April.
Hiking in Fiji
Fiji is an excellent place for hiking. There are literally thousands of trails around the islands that connect villages, traverse peaks and lead to waterfalls. Most are known only to the local villagers but a few have been opened up for tourism. Several areas have recently been declared as National Parks by the Fiji Island Government and offer well maintained trails, visitor centres.
Wildlife & Reserves
Fiji's most famous animal is the crested iguana (brachylophus vitiensis), indigenous only to Yaduataba Island off Vanua Levu. The iguanas have the ability to change colour when aroused and are the only species of its kind. Their closest descendants live in South America. Other rare iguanas found in some local islands as well as other countries in the South Pacific include the rather similar banded iguana.Sea turtles nest along many beaches in the Fiji Islands. The rich South Pacific coral reefs also provide excellent homes to dolphins, reef sharks, ray's and an abundance of other marine life.There are over 100 species of birds in Fiji. The main island of Viti Levu has many species of birds, especially around the rainforests along the coral coast and Pacific Harbour. Kadavu, a large rainforested island in the Southern Islands, has a number of stunning musk parrots as well as unique species of fantails and honeyeaters. Taveuni in the Northern Islands has a diverse bird life including parrots and lorikeets. Endangered silktails can be found in the south eastern region of neighbouring Vanua Levu. There are several small islands that have been declared as Nature Reserves for birds, particularly nesting boobies. These include the 45-hectare Namenalala Island off Vanua Levu in the Northern Islands, Mabualau near Toberua Island in Lomaiviti, Bird Island off Vatulele in the Southern Islands and Hatana Island off Rotuma. Qamea, a large volcanic island off Taveuni in the Northern Islands is another good spot for exploring and bird watching.
Diving in Fiji
However, if you are more of an adventurous type then you are sure to want to see what goes on under the blue waters at the vast soft coral reefs and take in a couple of hours of diving.Diving and snorkeling is one of the most sought after things to do in Fiji that have scuba divers from all over the world visiting to enjoy the soft corral reefs that Fiji Tourism is proud to call a part of their natural habitat. Water sports of all kinds are a huge part of Fiji, which includes swimming, kayaking, and surfing.Anyone that loves water is sure to find many ways to pass the time away.
Sabeto Hot Springs & Mud Baths
The hot mud pools are located a few hundred meters from the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, about 45 minutes from Nadi by bus. Mountain of the Sleeping GiantA bus can take you to this amazing place but be aware buses only run certain times and sometime dont run, and then you pay a fee to access the area.One or two local children will guide you to the mud pool and hot springs. This is a bit of an adventure as these pools are digged right into the ground. It's totally natural, there are no restaurants, no concrete pathway, no infrastructures except for a shower/toilet. It's family owned and was discovered by the grand parents. You are in the middle of the sugar canes fields (ask a child to cut you some sugarcane to chew). (Pic of this.. under Mud baths on profile pics)The last local bus comes at 4pm. Bring your own food as there are no restaurants. Bring an egg and see it being cooked in the boiling waters
How do you live your life.....Treat others as u expect to be treated.
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have been telling many people about the CS project: in fact,I almost convinced the whole family to join CS this year, but I still have to work on the mother a little
I am the amb for Nadi as well, and I am very excited on doing this, although I always helped as I can to make CS Fiji community better every day, some very active members thinking in ways to improve our community and developing events to congregate all members also trying to explain the features of the website,and welcoming new members now, I know that my contribution can be even bigger with your help!
"If a man be gracious to strangers, it shows that he is a citizen of the world, and his heart is no island, cut off from other islands, but a continent that joins them."
I have met some incredibly interesting, adventurous, and looney people. Always interesting stories to listen to when it comes to CS folks! We have had tons of fun hosting people from all over the world, its like a box of chocolates you never know what your going to get! Also I bet not everyone you will hit it off with....lol Thats Life!
Clean White sandy Beaches, Water sports, Kite Surfing, Sailing, Therupatic Mud Baths, Island hopping, diving, shark viewing,day cruises, waterfalls, treks,Temples, Camping, Beach Parties, etc etc.
What do you like to watch.... Action films
read....All sorts of books
and listen to..... RnB.
We both travelled around the world, swam with sharks, eat strange food, I consider myself extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to do what I do. I worked hard, I own my own business "I also work in the army and travel quite a bit to amazing parts of the world.The rest of the time I amuse myself by island hopping, beaches, diving, kayaking havin a beer and relaxing doin nothing here!
I can teach,learn, share my knowledge or enlighten you on how to stretch your travel dollar, getting around Fiji without paying arm and a leg for it "only if you asked me too!
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