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Exploring Rural Fiji

Good morning, luvs! ๐Ÿ™‚

It was a Random Torrential Downpour sort of day in Fiji and I decided that rain or no rain, I was going for a walk. And not just any sort of walk. I wanted to walk in the country, away from the beautiful but polished environs of the resort to see how real people live in Fiji.

So I donned my walking shoes and comfy sundress and asked the boatman to ferry me across the straight so I could stroll along country roads.

I hadn’t gone far before the skies opened and dumped a mighty torrent. It fell heavy and warm and felt absolutely wonderful after a day spent in airports and airplanes. I strolled past boat landings and fields, tidy little farms and seemingly abandoned ones.

I love how Fijian homes are painted in gloriously bright colors, surrounded by flowering trees and bushes, their wide welcoming porches beckoning passersby in for a chat.

The countryside is breathtaking. Lush and green dotted with palm trees and checkered by sugar cane fields and family gardens.

In spite of the pouring rain I was not alone on my walk. Others strode cheerily along in their flip-flops, greeting me with beaming smiles and a hearty “Bula!” as we passed.

By the time I got back I was well and truly drenched, much to the amusement of the taxi drivers I had to squelch past on my way to the boat. But it was worth it!

What is your favorite weather to go for walks in?

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Carole68 - Waow !! I LOVE the first picture with the blue house and the golden hedge that make the bush with the pink flowers stand out ! You are so lucky to be able to travel so much !!! (and I’m happy we got our computer back ๐Ÿ™‚

Spencer - I would love to go to Fiji as I hear nothing but good things about it. Your post only fuels that desire further!

A Canadian Foodie - Not rain, though I have had great fun in downpours while younger! Great post with gorgeous pics. Wonderful wonderful holiday. I truly appreciate your sharing!

Sasha @ Global Table Adventure - What an awesome adventure… good for you! I especially love that you got caught in the rain. The expression on your face says it all. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anna Johnston - Your a real ‘adventurous’ walker Krista ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m more of the lovely spring day with no wind type ๐Ÿ™‚ But what I lack in walking aptitude I make up for in party-a-ing abilities…., can take that in all weather ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ayngelina - I stayed in Fiji for my layover to New Zealand and it was beautiful but I wish I gone to more rural place.

Connie - I love going to places where everything is colorful and Fiji is no exception! I’ve always wanted to go to Fiji but it just seems so far away. Hopefully one day, I’ll get to take a walk in the rain just like you did! And I bet after a day of being stuck in airports and airplanes, walking in the rain couldn’t have made you feel any freer!

Andrea - I’m a fan of walking on overcast days as long as there is no wind! And thanks for taking me back to our time in Fiji. The people there are just so smiley and friendly. We just stayed on the main island when we were there. It was the rainy season, but now matter where we went everyone was happy and said Bula to us like we were locals.

Duchess - Charming. Slightly overcast, 60’s

Tuula - What a nice walk Krista! And good on ya’ for getting out there even if it was raining…& you’re right, the colors of the houses are lovely. Reminds quite a bit of Mexico – makes you feel quite warm even when you’re out in the rain ๐Ÿ™‚

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures - OMG, you weren’t joking about it pouring!!! I love that you still went for a walk even though it was raining. Fiji is definitely colorful. ๐Ÿ™‚

elra - Wow, so lush and very pretty. You too look gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - I’m cheering with you, Jerusha! I can’t wait to hear more of your adventures in the Philippines ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - It really did, Sommer! The frangipani and other flowers smelled heavenly in the deluge – not to mention the earth and grass and sea air. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jerusha Lofland - I used to walk in the rain along sugarcane fields in the Philippines. Three cheers for heat and humidity!

Sommer J - I like sunny cool days or cloudy warm days!

I love that you walked in rain! Spontaneity is so fun! I bet it smelled amazing on your walk as well!

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