|A lot of islands out there Captain Cook - we mean a lot!|
|A 5 hour bus drive after 11 in the air, no big deal!|
|The fan worked a bit but nothing else|
But we were in the South Pacific – tales of Bligh, Cook, and countless other wanderers from India, Africa, and Europe lighting up our imaginations. This is where the ancients (and not so ancient) had ventured into the Pacific Ocean with only the stars and their wits to guide them to whatever laid in front in the path for a better future.
|Replica of just one of the various styles of outriggers used by the early Fijians|
|That's the place - the South Pacific!|
|Let's all belly-up to the Kava bar|
J and L decided that a respite at the Grand Pacific Hotel was what was needed and though rather costly (something the Irish in John didn't like) it was money worth spent. The GPH has hosted royalty, celebrities from around the world and makes them and all guests feel at home. It was an extremely enjoyable experience for both J and L and will be the only place they stay on return trips to Fiji.
|The Grand Pacific Hotel - Suva - 5 Star and worth every one|
|Nice lobby to unwind in after a day of exploring|
One rule of travel is to understand time zones and really understand that to enjoy you have to be able to keep the eyes open and the brain alert.
|The Victoria Lounge - time to relax|
If not – grab a good hotel and relax – there is always tomorrow – there have been for billions of years.