on Nov 1st, 2006
I guess our trip to Fiji was timed right. There is a lot of coverage here about a possible military coup, and Australia and New Zealand are preparing evacuation plans in case the situation deteriorates. There were Fijian coups as recently as 1987 and 2000.
There are reportedly about 3500-7000 Kiwi tourists in Fiji at any given time. A lady was interviewed by TV3 just before departing for Fiji and seemed a little more comfortable than I would have:
“…I just told my family I might be coming home on a boat instead”, she said.
While a tale of being evacuated by the military would make an excellent blog entry, I’ll pass.