since easter i hung about in fiji for a bit until tom and laura arrived. had a pretty cool first night with a fire dance show-managed to take some great pictures of that. then we headed out to beachcomber island where i had been a week before, but it was so good we had to go back! had really great weather again and was a really good laugh. somehow my knee had got infected from some coral i had stuck in it and i ended up tyring to find a doctor on 'treasure island' and got hold of some antibiotics, then spend quite a lot of time asleep! but had a wicked time and tom and loz are now in australia and i'm in thailand.
my rucksack didnt turn up from sydney airport until a week into the thailand trip but i have it back now. whats much worse is im not able to go to Tibet or Nepal anymore due to the trouble with the Chinese government, so i wont be going up everest (yet!)am going on a wicked trip across china from Beijing to Hong Kong though so am stoked about that
have had a great time in Bangkok getting random tuk tuk rides and seeing where we end up. been travelling north as part of a group and saw the bridge on the river kwae, then got hold of some kayaks and went under it which was pretty cool. went and saw some tigers which wasnt so good as they were blatantly drugged! on a free day me and another guy from the group went wandering and after awile came across a huge load of ancient ruins and a market, with a gigantic gold buddha in one of the temples. also caught a night train to chiang mai in the north which was good fun, and took a thai cooking lesson which i ruined! the night bazaars here are amaing and they sell pretty much anything. am having a great time and very much looking forward to an elephant ride in a couple of days.