Suva is the capital of Fiji. While in Suva we had the opportunity to do a couple of business visits, I mean we are here to study. The first business visit we did was at the U.S. Embassy. It was incredible to meet with a few of the foreign exchange officers and learn more about what their objectives are here in Fiji. Plus being at the U.S. Embassy felt a bit like home! After the U.S. Embassy visit we went to the University of the South Pacific where we learned more about the Fiji’s environmental concerns regarding fishing and mining.
The next day we left Suva bright and early to travel to the Pacific Harbour where we river rafted the Navua river through the company Rivers Fiji. Oh my goodness. The Navua river is stunning. The river is absolutely beautiful and this river rafting excursion is by far my most favorite thing I have done while here in Fiji. The temperature outside was perfect and with the sun shining down it made it so easy to want to jump in and out of the Navua river. I loved being able to travel through the canyon slot, up and down the rapids.
What also made this river rafting trip so fun were the opportunities we had to get out and swim in the river, do a bit of cliff jumping, and the beautiful waterfalls along the way. I’ve river rafted the Snake River a few times in Idaho and this trip was completely different than anything I have experienced before.
River rafting the Navua was the perfect way to end my last day in Fiji. After eleven full days of adventures I think I am ready to experience New Zealand.
I had no idea what to expect with Fiji but the sites have been beautiful and the water warm and clear.
Man, I love Fiji.