Album: Fiji

“When I first pictured Fiji in my mind, it was a touristy island full of resorts.  Although there are many of these spots, I was surprised to find that Fiji is bustling, diverse country in which many of its citizens still live the traditional lifestyle.”

Yoonhee Ryder, 2013 Fellow

“When I first pictured Fiji in my mind, it was a touristy island full of resorts.  Although there are many of these spots, I was surprised to find that Fiji is bustling, diverse country in which many of its citizens still live the traditional lifestyle.  The two main islands of Fiji are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.  Suva, the capital, is located on Viti Levu.  This busy and diverse city contrasted to our campsite in Vanua Levu.  The pace of life in our campsite’s nearby village was much slower.  The locals lived in small houses usually surrounded by chickens and coconut trees.  The closest town to our campsite was Savusavu.  Savusavu is a yacht port.  Usually once every couple weeks, several students would go to Savusavu to restock supplies.”

Yoonhee Ryder, 2013 NSF-REU Fiji Fellow.

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