so my adventure has stated, im sitting in a small internet cafe in Papeete Tahiti right now wondering if it is really real or not! so to tell you alittle about what i have been up to for about the last 24hours. it all started in denver when i woke up late about 3:30am and had to rush to the denver airport, i got there on time, and then decided to take everything on carry on, because it would be easier to not have to pick up my bag in LA, so i checked in and then headed for the security check in. while standing in line im thinking oh crap i have alot of liquids in this bag there going to have to seach thourgh it. i got up there an yep they searched it and took away alot of my stuff, but whatever i can buy some more in Australia. so that was the first little thing to start the day and it made me start getting alittle nervous. I then boarded my plane and landed in LAX about 2.5 hours later, and started that next task of checking in to Air Tahiti. i got there and went to go check in but then the troubles began. An Australian Visa i was told i could buy one at the airport, but lets just say it was a bit more difficult then that, but in the end it all worked out ok. so then i got onto the next plane that would take me to the first country of many. it was a good fight i had no one sitting next to me so i could curl up on the seat next to me. about 7 hours later i arrived at the Faa airport in Tahiti walking out of the plane i was overwhelmed, it was crazy i was here i was doing it i was traveling around the world. i walked out and was met by an old tahitian man and his family and was told he would take me to the Taaroa lodge. i jumped in a van and off we went, it was so dark i could not see much, but in alot of ways that is better, because then you know you will wake up to something wonderful! i got to the lodge and was showed where i would sleep, it is the cutest little place. there were only two other people staying there so i sat and talked with them for awhile then it was off the bed. i woke up this moring and sat in bed wondering what i was going to do and knowing that i must get up and just go for it. i got up and started the day with a nice walk on the beach it is just amazing the color of the water is breath taking! so that was a good start and then i knew it was time to go into the outside world and find and internet cafe. i asked the other person staying there where i could go and he told me to jump on the bus and go to Papeete to find one so that is what i did. i flaged down a bus and hopped on having no idea where i was really going but some how i ended up in downtown. i then walked for alittle bit and then decided to ask. i walked it to alittle store and tried to ask then remember that everyone speaks french here so trough so jestureing and what not i got my point across. and i was off to go find it as i stepped out the door and walked a few feet it started to rain i walked up and down the streets trying to find where to go the rain was getting heavier and heavier, it started poring. i had to run under a little roof to avoid getting drenched, i waited for a good 20 mins for it to stop and then it was off to find the internet. after walking up and down streets and asking around 5 people i finally found it and here i am. im now headed back to where im staying maybe going to get a bite to eat and lay around take a nap and read. so that is that for the first day of a 6 month around the world trip. wow it is going to be a great 6 month
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