Fiji Time: 12:04 PM on Thursday 30 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61430.5953
JPY 59.305956.3059
GBP 0.30350.2955
EUR 0.43150.4195
NZD 0.71760.6846
AUD 0.65300.6280
USD 0.47620.4592

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Sex trafficking source
  2. Japan in the way
  3. SODELPA lashes out against land statement
  4. Claims not true
  5. BAUXITE: Demand drops, 70,000 tonnes stockpile
  6. PM expresses sorrow at Natapei's death
  7. Medical training
  8. CORRECTION
  9. Unit books 210 people
  10. Joint effort to clean 2.7km beach

Top Stories this Week

  1. Deaths haunt 15-year-old Monday (27 Jul)
  2. Nakasi rape suspect in court Sunday (26 Jul)
  3. Dad dies, kids worry Tuesday (28 Jul)
  4. Three dead Sunday (26 Jul)
  5. Distraught mum recalls promise Tuesday (28 Jul)
  6. Where's the money Friday (24 Jul)
  7. Truck sinks into town road Monday (27 Jul)
  8. Flying Fijians spoil Samoan celebrations Monday (27 Jul)
  9. Final goodbye Wednesday (29 Jul)
  10. Unrealistic airfares Monday (27 Jul)