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Hospitality amazes traveller

Serafina Silaitoga
Monday, July 28, 2014

AUSTRALIAN Peter Thomas, who walked for 142 kilometres from Savusavu to Nabouwalu, believes Fiji can teach the world how to take care of and love people.

Known as "Walking Our World", the man from the Land Down Under completed the walk through Kubulau and Wainunu districts on Saturday and could not get over the people's hospitality, generosity and warmth.

"This is my first trip to Fiji and I have just been directed by the map on my walk from Savusavu to Nabouwalu but the care given to me by the villagers is something you can never get in other countries," Mr Thomas said.

"In Australia and New Zealand, maybe just some people but here on Vanua Levu, everyone was willing to take me into their homes. I didn't have to worry about which place to sleep in."

Mr Thomas described the long walk as a tiring one and the rain along the way created more challenges.

"But I managed and although there were slippery roads and high hills, I got through and reached Nabouwalu and the same hospitality by the villagers was given to me by the police. They are very kind to allow me to stay with them in the barracks and offered me food."

He travels to Viti Levu today where he will begin his walk from Suva to Lautoka.

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