We tend to gravitate to train rides wherever we go so this was a must on our list. The only 'train' in Fiji we were picked up from our hotel in an old van and driven to the 'station'. Told to take bug spray and water we followed these instructions spending nearly $20. A barely standing building was in front of the old boxy engine and open carriage.
We boarded and knew we were in for an adventure. It was a really hot day so we needed the water, and the bug spray was useful but it wasn't long before all sorts of creatures were flying it. It was amazing to see so many beautiful bugs. Grasshoppers, butterflies, ants etc.
Seeing the villages from the train was brilliant and the children running along catching lollies we threw was so special. The excitement in their faces and my own littlies also loved sharing their stash. We saw people swimming, different farming animals and more of the coast.
The track was incredibly overgrown it was hard to believe the train could still run on it. Eventually making it safely to Sigatoka town we were led into a tourist trap souvenir shop. Crossing the road and down an alley was much more interesting visiting the local market. Also checking out the river bank and chatting to the locals.
Fortunately we were able to arrange a driver to return us to our hotel after an hour. The heat was unbearable for the kids in late November. Others had to wait until 2pm and them take the hour+ train ride back. All in all we loved it and although it was expensive we would do it again.
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