Christmas comes to paradise
It is our last night here at the Fijian Shangri-La Resort and Spa, and the end of a busy week. I have taken over 1500 photographs, and Colin has worked with the chefs here to create many new dishes.
It also happens to be the first night that all of the Christmas lights are turned on around the Resort. The occasion is celebrated with a ceremony to light the Christmas tree; the local choir performs and the staff share Gluhwein and Christmas sweets with the guests.
Our friend Greg was the Chief Guest for the evening and had to say a few words before flicking the big switch that turned on all the lights. He was given a beautiful frangipani lei to wear during the ceremony, and gentleman that he is, he gave it to me afterwards.
So as I write, prepare the photos I will leave here with the Shangri-La team and pack, my room is perfumed with frangipani that I will sleep amidst tonight. I wish I could send the scent down the internet to you all.