Ok, so this is attempt number 3 and hopefully you will all be able to read it. Its hard work trying to find enough time to write anything, and now that ive cut a chunk out of my finger with a razor (dont ask), its much harder to type anything anyway!
We're now in NZ having a fab time. The weather is a bit on and off but we've had a great first day. We had a huge walk in the rain to the main museum and then went up the skytower for dinner (revolving restaurant, great food!). We're ready to jump onto our Kiwi experience bus tomorrow, but are not looking forward to the 6.30 am wakeup!.
So- Fiji? It really is the most beautiful place any of us have ever seen. Clear sea, beautiful sand and the friendliest people who really are willing to do anything for you. (I'm currently in the process of having them locate the purple cushion i left there and send it back to sydney with some girls we met and are meeting up with in june!). After 5 days on the 'party' island, we really were shattered. Especially when you combine all the partying with the extreme exercise ive been doing (if you can count an hour in a kayak as exercise!). Before that, as im sure you know, we got a bit caught up in Cyclone Thomas, who did nothing scarier than inconvenience us and keep us on the mainland in a hotel paid for by the resort we should have been at!.
The accommodation on the island was a lot of fun. The 3 of us ended up in what can only be described as a treehouse, with no sides (which subsequently led to me counting nearly 50 bites on my body!).
Before that, LA was our big tourist stop. The girls wanted to do a tour of the celebrity houses, which was ok. I was more amused sitting on Hollwood boulevard watching complete nutters walking around trying to make a bit of money. We also visited Universal (not a cheap day, but worth it all the same). It was there that we truly learnt the meaning of fear. Having been dragged into the haunted house, we discovered that there is NOTHING scarier than a man with a chainsaw and a mask chasing you, while the 3 of you, a chinese man & a couple of israelis scream like little girls. It took an ice cream and a toilet break to recover.
Aside from that, theres not much to tell. We've met some amazing people, not squirmed too much at the hostel accommodation (although emma insists i wear shower shoes and dont touch the blankets on the bed unless completely necessary!).
We miss you all loads, hopefully the next blog wont take this long!
Lots of Love, Yaf, Emma & Jules xxx