Living on Fiji Time
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Fiji is a remote group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean in the southern hemisphere. It's proximity to Australia makes it a popular vacation destination for Aussies. A direct flight from Los Angeles International Airport will take you to the mainland of Nadi in about 11 hours- a distance of about 5,000 miles.
The Yasawa Islands are only accessible by float plane or boat. A boat ride to the far northern end of the chain takes about 6 hours, and a float plane ride takes 30-40 minutes. The Yasawas are "off the grid", meaning that the power grid does not extend to them. Power is more sparse than the mainland and is supplied mostly by solar power or generator power. Most resorts do not have air conditioning and some cut off the power supply during the overnight- which makes for excellent star gazing.