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Empty Resorts and Dancing Crabs

Friday, March 30th, 2007

I am now in the Fiji Airport waiting for my flight to Rarotonga, sittting in a chair that I “borrowed” from a restaurant, as this Internet kiosk is stand only. Last Sunday, I went to church in a small stone and wood Catholic Church in Levuka. Much to my surprise, the mass was in English and I was once again the palest person in the room. I then caught a very small boat to Calaiq and got very wet in the process. Once on the island, I found my dorm which I was sharing with the only other guest on the island (a Greek waiter named Ilias). [read on]

Hanging out in Levuka

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

My baggage finally caught up with me on Tuesday night. It had gone to New Zealand, so my baggage is now better traveled than I am. Staying at the guesthouse with me was a New Zealander (Mark) studying at the University of the South Pacific and two Swedish girls on scholarship doing food study research. I went with them on Wednesday morning to the university and spent the morning exploring the campus which is lush with vegetation. The afternoon was spent with Mark doing the Lonely Planet walking tour of Suva and searching for the cheapest pair of flip flops (jandals in New Zealand) we could find. We finally found some for $3.00. [read on]

Trying to stay cool in Fiji

Monday, March 19th, 2007
I left San Francisco on Saturday. My flight to Los Angeles was uneventful, but late. I then got to LAX which has to be one of the worse marked airports in the world. There are absolutely no signs whatsoever to ... [Continue reading this entry]

San Francisco rolls out the interesting people for me

Saturday, March 17th, 2007
You'll just have to wait until later to see what the title means. It will be worth the wait. I achieved my goals that I set for myself on Wednesday. After striking out from the apartment, I heaved, puffed, and ... [Continue reading this entry]

Around and about San Francisco

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
After nearly 24 hours of flying and sitting, I arrived in San Francisco where I am visiting my cousin Lacy and her boyfriend Robbie. With numerous phone calls and various forms of public transporation, I arrived at their apartment which ... [Continue reading this entry]

Being lazy around Easter Island

Friday, March 9th, 2007
My first entry for Easter Island was full of adventure and daring do. On Easter Island there are only so many things to do so it was inevitable that I slow down. Most of Wednesday was spent reading a book ... [Continue reading this entry]

Ola de Isla de Pascua (Rapa Nui, Easter Island, The Navel of the World)

Monday, March 5th, 2007
Friday afternoon Tyson came to pick me up and we drove to the New Orleans airport. We checkecd in at the American Airlines counter. They only had record of my ticket to Miami and said I would have to check ... [Continue reading this entry]

1 day to go

Thursday, March 1st, 2007
Well I am pretty much ready to go. My bag is packed. My head is shaved. Now I am just counting down the hours. I will leave home tomorrow morning around 10:00 to catch a 14:00 flight out of New ... [Continue reading this entry]