**We wrote up this post on paper October 4. Windy weather came through the islands and knocked out the internet connection.**
Believe it or not, as lovely as Fiji is, shift does happen here. To give you an idea we would like to share with you a quote from one of our favorite episodes of Seinfeld: Jerry says, “You know how to take the reservation, but you don’t know how to hold the reservation. Anyone can just take them…” And this is where the shift begins. We called to change our reservation at our second location only to find they did not have said reservation, despite our email communication and believed confirmation. AND they were all full for the days requested/needed. We went to the drawing board to consider our options. We had plans A, B, C, D, and E which included staying at Waya Lailai for 7 more days, going to New Zealand early, taking a tour of the main island and variations of these. After much delay and a lack of internet connection we decided to stay at Waya Lailai for an additional four nights and then move on to a different resort for a few days before returning for our originally scheduled flight to New Zealand. Our last night in Fiji is booked at a local home stay called “Dee’s Place”. It was advertised on hostels.com and we made a reservation as it is close to the airport. We aren’t holding our breath on this reservation being held either considering the directions given online to tell the taxi driver to go to Joe Grey’s house and then go three doors down. Perhaps if Dee can’t be found, Joe will have a place for us to stay.