Looks amazing? Like from those holidays’ folders, which annoy you, when you sit in your office or have to clean up at home? Blue sky, turquoise ocean, palm trees. So far away and so inaccessible?
Yep, the little island Cangalai, is quite on the other side of our planet, from home. The sun is shining there non stop, there are more coconuts on the trees that you can drink. There is Nemo fish under the water and the sky full of stars at night.
And you know what? It was probably the most boring 2 days we had during our time in Fiji. Of course: good to have such a calm time. Good to do the washing of dirty clothes and let them dry. Good to write down all the thoughts, which appeared in our heads during last days (in the villages for example). Good to be just in 4, give each other a proper time and attention.
But we are not exactly those plop-yourself-on-the-beach-and-do-nothing tourists, and how many times you can jump into water to swim, how many times you can jump from the palm tree, how many sand castles you can build? We are badly in love with people, interaction with them, watching the real life and having the real time in the places. Such a paradise is not a real time (for us).
You might look at those pictures and think: damn it, I wish to be there too! But it’s so far, so expensive, I will never have the money for something like this.
I believe that for travelling you need 2 things: the first one is the WILL. And the second one you can choose: it’s the MONEY or the TIME.
With the first one is easy: you buy the flight and then another one and another one and you are on Cangalai Island of Fiji. The other can be like this: you think about it, work work work, check the flights, check the flights, check the flights, collect the money for a flight and buy it in a right moment, end up in some poor Tonga without much luggage, hitch-hike on the boat to Fiji, take the cheapest ferry to the other side on the country, sleep for weeks in the tent, talk talk talk and find a fisherman, who will take you to Cangalai for a little money. Possible? Yes. Just takes time.
Not sure if it will be still a paradise for you though! Or – like for us – maybe it will surprise you not to be a paradise? Or maybe a paradise is just a state of mind? ;)
Our first book is out!
We have published our first book (for now just in Polish:) about our Central America Trip.
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