Monthly Archives: October 2002

House shopping part 1

Today we were picked up by our friendly real estate guy Reginald and he drove us around to see 4 possible places … We were very surprised by how huge some places were, how tacky some of them were furnished … Continue reading

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Our first Sunday in Fiji

… things are different … it is pretty quiet in the downtown area .. no shops are open, no restaurants. We learn that some supermarkets in the suburbs are open from 7 AM to 2 PM. Some restaurants will open … Continue reading

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Our third day in Fiji

We still can’t believe how lucky we are with the weather, since we have not encountered any rain yet (which should be at least once a day this time of year.) I woke up too early, watched some movie, went … Continue reading

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First sword seller

Friday morning we had our first “sword seller” (the local word for “con artist”) experience … the guide books have described those people and their schemes, so we successfully dodged him. First he just started walking next to us, welcomed … Continue reading

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From LA to Fiji

So, I will get a bit more into detail how the whole travel adventure from LA to Fiji was: The hotel we stayed at was the LA adventurer on Century Blvd. I stayed there 5 years ago. A cheap place, … Continue reading

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WE HAVE ARRIVED !!!!

10/24/02 10:45 AM Fiji Time WE HAVE ARRIVED !!!! we had a great an pleasent flight, both of us sleeping pretty much the whole flight, all of our stuff arrived too. After arrival in Nadi, we boarded a small island … Continue reading

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We are in LA and tonight

We are in LA and tonight we board our 11 hour flight nonstop from LA to Fiji. Sure we are excited. The las 4 weeks have been a great trip and also a great transition from one place to a … Continue reading

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Last day in LA

We are in Los Angeles and this is basically the last day of the trip: Good news for us was that check out is not as usual at 11, but at noon, so we had some more time. We then … Continue reading

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Six Flags, CA

Somewhat early getup at 8:30 AM. Meeting Fred at 9:15 and then heading towards Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) where we arrived at 10:10. We first lined up for the recent and really silly ride called “X”, an amazing coaster … Continue reading

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From Las Vegas to LA

We would have slept longer, but our neighbors in room 3029 were party people and seemed to either start early or had not stopped yet. We managed to have all our stuff (which after 2 nights was nicely spread all … Continue reading

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Viva Las Vegas

Sleeping in a bit (well, I got up around 6 AM and witnessed a nice dessert sunrise, then went back to bed) and after shower and breakfast, we went to watch a movie (“The Ring”, that US remake of a … Continue reading

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off to Las Vegas

Getting up bright and early to go hiking !!!! … BUT … opening the curtains, I see rain all around us … we may be adventurous … and crazy .. but not THAT crazy !!! So, we decide to go … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon

Leaving for the Grand Canyon, yeah. Very picturesque route on that 2 hour plus drive. Several scenic view points. After paying the 20$ (for one family vehicle for 1 week) park admission fee (we should have gotten that national park … Continue reading

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Lake Powell

We spent the morning arranging some administrative stuff with our moving company and our banks to have stuff actually done … it was a bit hard to believe how much time it took for something that should actually be VERY … Continue reading

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Monument Valley

Woke up quite early in Farmington and were on the road pretty quickly. Our first stop was the 4 Corner Monument. Basically a huge concrete pedestal which indicates the point where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet. Kind of … Continue reading

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