Apparently Allen thinks we're going to run off without giving him any notice, so me and Alice tried to figure out what date we're leaving. Josh invited us to Alana's hen party on the 9th August, and their wedding on the 18th, which is obviously a very hard offer to refuse. Alice wants a proper relaxing holiday as opposed to travelling for a week, so we thought maybe we could go somewhere in between those dates, but we didn't know a cheap island to go to, so I suggested we went to a travel agent who might know where is cheap to fly to and also could recommend where is cheap once you're there. Ezzie from Tribal Travel suggested Fiji- flights from Brisbane would be around $650 return (and since that would be the cheapest place to fly from it would make more sense to stay working up until around the wedding, hire a campervan for 2 weeks to get down to Brisbane and then go) and then the tour would be around $700-$900, all inclusive, depending on what things we would want to do. The stuff that I thought looked good was the Sawailau caves, swimming with manta rays (apparently there's only 4 months in the year you can do this, and we'd be going during that time, Fijian cookery lessons and visiting a Fijian village.
A couple of nights ago, some French girls let me try their ponche - rum with lime juice and sugar, and I decided to buy the ingredients to have it tonight. We played a game where you had to roll two dice, look at them hidden from everyone else and say the highest number you make from those two scores, i.e. if you rolled a 5 and 2, you'd say "52". You had to say a higher number than the person who went before you, although a double number like "22" would beat any, and "21" would beat anything, and so you could lie if you didn't beat the person before you. IF the next person doesn't believe you they can reveal your die; if you were lying you drink, if you weren't they do. Will, a Canadian, kept making mistakes like saying "72" when clearly he hadn't got a 7 on one of his dice, so that made it funny. We also played 'Caribou', where someone holds two hands up to their head like antlers, and the people either side hold up the one hand on the side the caribou is on to them. The caribou can pass it left, right or at anyone else in the circle. It was surprisingly difficult but a lot of fun to play.
Me and Alice went out to The Buddha Bar- a guy called Adam who works at our hostel gave us free drinks, and then got our $10 entry fee back for us, which we later spent on kebabs from Ali Babba's.