Three Days in Fiji

Three Days in Fiji

Nadi International Airport is the main airport in Fiji and a busy hub for travel to other South Pacific islands. Many Pacific travelers stopover here and have an opportunity to spend a few days in the beautiful country of Fiji. This post recaps our experience over three days on Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu. I went with my wife Khadija and our friends Peter and Caitlin, on our last stop in October 2019 of a six-week Pacific vacation. Where is Fiji? Fiji is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean with over…continue reading →
How to Plan a Trip to Australia with Itinerary

How to Plan a Trip to Australia with Itinerary

5 Reasons to Travel to Australia Australia is a gigantic area, both a continent and a country. The vast interior is mostly desert, and the coastal area has bustling cities, enormous coral reefs and stretches of tropical regions, and fertile plains. There are more than one hundred reasons to travel to Australia, but here are five. 1. Australia Has Awesome Biodiversity The country is known for its biodiversity with thousands of endemic plants, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammal species and primarily known for marsupials, including kangaroos and koalas. 2. Australia has amazing landscapes…continue reading →
Great Ocean Road of Australia – Stunning Coast, Iconic Animals, and Rural Charm

Great Ocean Road of Australia – Stunning Coast, Iconic Animals, and Rural Charm

One of the reasons we came to Australia, like everyone else, was to see kangaroos. We had been here over two weeks with no real success. We did not expect to see them in the cities of Sydney and Melbourne. We sort of saw them in the Red Centre, but they were hard to make out because it was dark, and they were far away and blended into the landscape. The Great Ocean Road was our last chance. We saw none on sprawling farmland full of sheep and cattle. On our first day…continue reading →
Melbourne, Australia – Culture, Diversity and Fun

Melbourne, Australia – Culture, Diversity and Fun

One of my greatest joys in life is finding a hole-in-the-wall café or restaurant off the main avenue. It did not take me long to realize that Melbourne is a city filled with pedestrian lanes with my kind of joints. In these narrow walkways, I started each day with a cappuccino made by a skilled barista… …and later ate lunch at a superb ethnic restaurant, like the tapa bar MoVida. When not indulging in culinary delights, I walked the alleys and admired the outdoor murals… …and reveled in the graffiti. When I was tired…continue reading →