I have spent the last 6 days inside a Fiji island stereotype. Strewn across a hammock, shaded by coconut trees, surrounded by blue waters, sipping elaborately adorned cocktails.
What I did witness when I decided to walk the 1 metre to lay my overheated self in the sea and look back upon the beach was that for Japanese tourists their stereotype was a lot more exhausting. Instead of soaking up the sun they took their chance for optimum instagram and profile pictures by carrying out amateur photo shoots on the beach. What became apparent was that they had come prepared with props, which included:
Brightly coloured parasols
Multiple non beach outfit changes
A plastic dog
I only managed to lift my iPad for a sunny selfie, what a lay-about. Must try harder when in paradise next time.