Exploring Suva Fiji – Beautiful Weather

Taking one of the many taxi rides to get around Suva.  They had multiple roads under construction at the same time so was tough to get around some places.

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Here a couple fishermen either heading to fish or selling there catch along the harbor. Boats would go up and down the wharf and people who wanted fish would flag them down to buy  fish.

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Some nice trees along the wharf.

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One of the many bus stops throughout the city.

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View of some of the different boats in the harbor.

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Glassy water.

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A cruse ship briefly stopped in and the passengers were able to get out and shop.

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Park in Suva by the McDonald’s.

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View accross one section of Suva.  You can see the Ocean below if your at the right vantage point.

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Getting some fried rice at the MCHH Mall food court.

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Here we were at the new Taiwanese Restaurant that just opened in Suva.

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Family Crossing the street, holding hands and making a group trek across the road.

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Demodar City Shopping Center, always busy and full of cars and a popular destination.  MHCC and Demodar City two very popular shopping centers in Suva.

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Hanging out at Gloria Jeans Coffee at MHCC.  Good to be together.

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Time to Say Goodbye – For a While

 

It was a precious time from June to October that I was able to spend with my gal spanning 3 countries, from Taiwan, to Fiji, then Tuvalu.  But work was calling and and much as I hated to be apart from my wife I needed to get back to prepare things.

 

Sunset in Funafuti, Tuvalu

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Me, Nancy, Mom, Dad and various cousins and grandkids. We took a ride up and down the island.

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Last minute Selfie.

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Many different family members each gave me a shell necklace to remember them by.

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Till we meet again!

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Flying out of Funafuti, you can see the thin atoll home to about 4500 people.

 

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When you suddenly realize that your experiences have changed you.  New cultures, people friendships, and memories.

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Flying into Suva en route to USA.

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Getting a burger in Nadi International  Airport while waiting for flight to Los Angles.

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And we are off to LAX.

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Starting a Blog  – A Journey

Starting a blog is a big decision. You may think you don’t have enough to share, that your story, or your writing doesn’t matter, that you aren’t enough of a tech guru, or that its much work to do a blog to record your experiences, or that it will cost to much to have your own website.

None of that is true! Whether your wanting to do a family blog, mommy blog, travel blogs, art / photography blog, or whatever else of the myriad of topics and interests there are you can do it! Your experiences do matter, and telling your story through meaningful pictures and text is really fun. Even knowing you may be writing about a experience later helps you in the moment to take meaningful pictures and notice fun facts that may interest others.

This article on Becoming Minimalist  is a especially great resource on why you should blog, very inspiring with key points on why a blog is beneficial.  Having a blog on your little corner of the web gives you the ability to control your content. The ability to write real stories with length, words and pictures complimenting each other in a meaningful narrative is fantastic. Worst case scenario it will stretch your personal creative writing and reading skills. Best case scenario you will impact others in a positive way through your story and content.

You can head over to WordPress and get a free .wordpress domain for starts, once there are plenty of free themes.  If your would like pay for a .com domain you can upgrade later. If your really looking for a certain look on your website or blog you can also upgrade to  premium theme later.

Once you claim your domain, and select your website theme,  it’s just a matter of hitting the Write tab and getting started on your first post!