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No Getaway for us Friday, 12 November 2010

Posted by Ian Cole in Fiji 2010, Ian C, The Ians on Tour.

A crew from travel show Getaway is here filming for a segment for next year. Yesterday afternoon they were filming in the bar while we were having a beer. They asked if we would mind if they filmed us while they were filming a shot of the bar. But then because we were having a cigarette they said they couldn’t film anyone smoking.  Bad boys! They’ll have  a hard time to get a shot of anywhere here without someone smoking! So they went off to film other angles and said they’d be back, but they never did.

We saw them around today but I think we managed to avoid being in shot. I expect that we may see them tonight.

Today has been more of the same. Pool/bar/beach. Tonight is lovo night. Looking forward to that! The sunset cruise has been postponed to tomorrow night.


And the theme continues Friday, 12 November 2010

Posted by Ian Marks in Fiji 2010, Ian M, The Ians on Tour.

I would love to report that we have been out and about doing lots of things but I can’t. We’ve spent more time at the pool bar, in the pool or sitting around admiring the view. Last night for something different we sat in the Terrace Bar and watched all the happenings from there.

It was fun, relaxing and a little intoxicating after we switched to cocktails. Tonight is Lovo night so we might wander over to have a look at the unearthing of that. Other than that I think it might be pool time. For doing little of nothing we sure are sleeping a lot!

A whole lot of nothin’ Thursday, 11 November 2010

Posted by Ian Cole in Fiji 2010, Ian C, The Ians on Tour.

Not much has changed since the last post. We’ve spent time in the pool, at the pool bar, relaxing by the pool, on the beach looking out over the ocean. And yes, the girls at the pool bar keep playing ABBA! 😉

Last night we went to the firewalking demonstration and kava ceremony at the appropriately named Sunset Point at the end of the island. In this one they weren’t walking on fire or hot coals, but on hot stones that had been heated under a bonfire for several hours. They were hot! The kava ceremony was as we’ve seen before, but the kava was even more mild than usual.

Tonight we were supposed to be taking the sunset cruise, but it’s been overbooked so we’re moved to tomorrow. Hoping for good weather.

The pool bar is evil Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Posted by Ian Cole in Fiji 2010, Ian C, The Ians on Tour.
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So, after yesterday’s post we headed off to the pool. Swam about a bit then swam over to the pool bar. Yes, a bar in the pool. Life is perfect!

So we had a beer, and then another, and then another. Subjected to yet another hour of ABBA! Lots of people swam over to the bar, singing and bopping away.

The weather was turning cooler and threatening rain, so we got out of the pool but perched ourselves on the barstools on the other side of the pool bar. Had a few more beers, the slight rain passed, so we got back in the pool and yes, straight to the pool bar.

We finally left the pool and the bar because that night was the Manager’s cocktail party, a regular feature we have found on Monday nights at resorts like this.

Needless to say it was an early night and a sluggish start this morning. We’ve been enjoying the pool today but not the pool bar quite so much.

I haven’t downloaded any photos from the camera yet. Maybe tomorrow.

Bula! Monday, 8 November 2010

Posted by Ian Cole in Ian C, The Ians on Tour.
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Here we are at the beautiful Sonaisali Island Resort in Fiji, for our second fly-and-flop holiday this year. The resort is lovely, just as gorgeous as it looks in the photos. Despite long-range forecasts predicting rain almost every day, so far the weather has been sunny and warm. Well, fucking  hot actually!

Double bonus: we travelled over upstairs on the 747. Neither of us have ever done that before! Very exciting. Much better than downstairs with the rest of the cattle. We want to fly up there always. But where was the bar, the lounges, the grand piano and the blind pianist?

And then when we got to the resort we were put into a bure (boo-ray), when we’d booked and paid for a much cheaper (and even more discounted) hotel room. We’re not complaining!  Hopefully no one will notice and make us move.

Today is our second full day since arriving Saturday night. Yesterday after breakfast we wandered around the resort, checking where everything is. Then we lathered up with sunscreen and headed down to the pool for a swim, a drink at the pool bar (Vonu is the beer of choise this trip), another swim, another beer. Gotta love a pool bar, you don’t have to get out of the pool to get a cold beer.

One of the girls at the pool bar like to play ABBA (selections from The Definitive Collection, for those who were curious). We had some songs yesterday, they’ve just been booming out again as I write this.  The other Ian was very happy (not!) to hear one ABBA song after another as we had another beer or cocktail. It really is like I wrote on Facebook a couple of days ago – ABBAWORLD is wherever I am 😉

Better go, it’s time for a swim!