Bula (Hello) from Caqalai island in Fiji, South Pacific. Well what can I say, this is a change of pace. The Fijian people are so friendly, I have never had so many people come up to me to ask my name and shake my hand. The country is stunning and our island, Caqalai,...
DAY 1 at Caqalai Let’s start with the good. The island and the landscape are beautiful. You can walk around the whole thing in ten minutes. I cannot wait to get in the water it is so blue and clear. We stopped at a small island about five minutes from Caqalai before...
I came to Fiji as a Marine Conservation volunteer expecting to stay for 2 months. Caqalai Island and the people I met along the way, had me knowing that this is where I was meant to be. Friday 18th August 2017, my first international flight. After leaving Cairns,...
Bula Vinaka! Hello! My name is Jules Power, I am 47 years old from the United Kingdom doing the 3 month Marine Conservation volunteer program at Caqalai. To start off my 2nd month here we celebrated Fiji Day! Fiji Day is on October 10th every year, celebrating the...
Our stay at the GVI base in Silana village was very much like a home away from home meets camp experience. Our expedition project team worked independently to execute a variety of jobs around the village. This included but was not limited to ploughing land to build...
Hi, my name is Shelby, I’m nineteen years old and from Canada. I’ve been here in Fiji for 2 weeks now doing the education project. It has been a crazy two week, filled with new experiences, learning new skills and a lot of fun times. School life is very different from...
Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th April The Community stayed on Caqalai to focus on some project development and side projects. In the vegetable garden this included planting both basil and pumpkin saplings, raking the leaves to clear the beds and tilling the soil, making...
I stepped off the plane at Nadi airport, my gut filled with a cyclone of emotions -fitting really, seeing as I had finally arrived in the country of serene, sapphire water and tropical storms. Though I was nervous, having just come from halfway across the world from...
Let me tell you a story of women so rare, whose ability to love reaches levels I’ve never seen anywhere. Where a day starts with children hyper and active, eating tropical fruits which look the utmost attractive. In this village, a smile turns into a laugh and...
This story begins in the midst of Tropical Cyclone Zena, buckled down in the eco lodge trying to create a workshop about first aid. I had just arrived into Fiji about 3 days before, one of 5 of the first volunteers to come to GVI Fiji after cyclone Winston. We weren’t...
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