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Completely new for 2008, Frommer’s Fiji thoroughly info the highlights of this 300-plus island state, masking the simplest shores, outside actions, all-inclusive lodges, and cultural reviews. Our writer has written in regards to the South Pacific for years, so he's capable of offer priceless insights and suggestion, guidance you clear of the touristy and the inauthentic, and exhibiting you the true center of Fiji. From the “mainland” island of Viti Levu and the neighboring motels on Denarau Island and the Mamanuca Islands to the pristine northern Fiji islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni. From the simplest spots for crusing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, mountaineering, and rafting, to the easiest how one can discover the region's complicated cultural and political background, in addition to its flowers, fauna, and topography.
You’ll trip Fiji like a professional with our candid suggestion, In-Depth Appendix, and convenient lively holiday Planner. additionally incorporated are actual nearby and city maps, a web listing that makes trip-planning a snap, updated suggestion on discovering the easiest package deal offers, and urged Itineraries on how one can discover this island country in a single week and weeks, with extra itineraries for households, outdoor fanatics, and honeymooners!
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Also check with the Fiji Visitors Bureau and contact travel agents who specialize in package tours and independent travel to Fiji (see “Packages for the Independent Traveler,” later in this chapter). With Australian and New Zealand business down significantly, it has been easier to find a hotel room on the dates you want to travel. That was not always the case during Fiji’s recent tourism boom. For additional help in planning your trip and for more on-the-ground resources in Fiji, please turn to the “Fast Facts, Toll-Free Numbers & Websites” appendix A on p.
2002–04 Qarase releases some coup participants from prison, proposes “reconciliation” bill seen by others as amnesty. ■ 2006 Citing corruption and racism, Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows Qarase, installs interim government with Chaudhry as finance minister. ■ 2007 Bainimarama promises new elections by 2009. qxp 7/29/08 11:38 AM Page 23 L O O K I N G BAC K AT F I J I 23 Fun Fact The Count Confounded In 1917 Count Felix von Luckner arrived at Wakaya Island off eastern Viti Levu in search of a replacement for his infamous World War I German raider, the Seeadler, which had gone aground in the Cook Islands after shelling Papeete on Tahiti.
The early settlers introduced dogs, chickens, pigs, rats, and mice. Fiji has one type of poisonous snake, but it lives in the mountains and is seldom seen. You will see lots of geckos and skinks, those little lizards that seem to be everywhere in Fiji. With their ability to walk upside-down across the ceiling at night, geckos are adept at scaring the devil out of unsuspecting tourists. They are harmless, however, and actually perform a valuable service by eating mosquitoes and other insects. Most land birds live in the bush away from settlements and the accompanying cats, dogs, rats, and ubiquitous Indian myna birds.