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When you think of Fiji you think of sandy white beaches, palm trees swaying in the breeze, and bright blue waters for as far as the eye can see. Well, that's exactly what it's like.
Fiji is not just one idyllic island but hundreds (322 to be exact), and each offers perfect pristine beaches and a lazy lifestyle. The two biggest islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu; they account for 75% of the total land area of the country. The islands of Fiji are mountainous and covered with thick tropical forests adding to the magic and beauty of the country.
If you're looking for hiking then there are hundreds of little volcanic peaks to choose from. And if you're into scuba diving then Fiji has some of the world's best dive sites. But if all that sounds like a little too much effort then you can always just relax on the beach and work on the tan. It really is hard to convey how beautiful Fiji is; the best thing to do is see it for yourself.
And while spending time on your gap year in Fiji, no trip would be complete without visiting the capital city of Suva. Far from the beaches, it still has a slower pace of life and a unique charm to it, making it a backpacker haven.
The country is an archipelago, comprising of over 300 islands. The two major islands of the country are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
Fiji was colonized by the British in 1874 and remained under British rule for over a century, until it officially gained independence in 1970.
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