Friday, 26 March 2010
When we arrived into our hotel in Fiji it was 10pm so we decided to eat in the hotel for convenience, we sat outside and I had foolishly changed out of my cowboy boots I traveled in to put on some flips flops. In the morning we woke up to the sun shining and my feet burning, I had been bitten 25 times and mainly on my feet and ankles. I swear it was so uncomfortable, I would wake up in the night because they itched so bad, every evening for the rest of the holiday I wore my boots but even walking made my feet hurt they were so sore, I used the strongest repellent I could find and doused myself in it and tried no less then three different bite relief creams. By the last day the bites had just about healed. But don't feel too bad for me I still managed to lie in a hammock each day under the palm trees and read. And at night once the Fiji bitter or mojiti kicked in I could barely feel my feet anyway!
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
I have never experience a more beautiful sky than the one above Fiji, the blue was the brightest blue, at sunset the sky would turn varying shades of pink until the yellow sun would brighten up the sky for one last farewell at the end of a day, before the sky turned midnight blue and would light up with hundreds of stars. At dawn you would gradually see the purple in the air until the sun appeared bursting with orange so bright you could feel it. Even in the late afternoon when the sky would occasionally become overcast it had the presence of mythical creatures in the air and the clouds.
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Melbourne and Sydney are the two largest and well-known cities in Australia, we decided to take the 12 hour drive and see the space between the two. We stayed in Sorrento where the first Europeans to come to Victoria settled and had the most delicious breakfast near the sea, we stayed in Eden where the restaurants close by 8:30pm but in this sleepy town you can see every star in the sky so we settled for a take away pizza, and sat in the car by the beach. Believe it or not Eden was actually one of the larger towns we stopped in. On some stretches of the road we would be driving for an hour and see only a couple of other cars. We saw more greenery on this trip than I have ever seen in England, another misconception I had of Australia was how many fields I would see. But I wasn't mistaken about the Kangaroo situation, we spotted a couple along the edge of the motorway as the sun started to set and made sure we didn't drive after dark as this is when the Kangaroo's come out and roam, and if you hit a Roo your insurance doesn't cover it! The places between Sydney and Melbourne are often overlooked by travellers who fly between the two but sometimes it's the journey and not the destination thats important.