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  • Day8

    From the resorts we arrived at the homestay. It was also a village but more for tourists that the other one we went on the start. We did snorkeling with reef sharks here. That was so cool! The last evening we went to the resort where our host worked. They had fiji night. Drinking kava. Typical fiji food and eat with our hands.. Good experience!

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  • Day6

    We got picked up by a small boat from the big boat. We arrived there and they played a song for us just as you see in the movies. I went slacklining and learned how to do fire twirling. In the evening tbe guy who did fire twirling he called me and then i had to do it with actual fire. That was really cool! Next day went snorkeling and afterwards again slacklining. All the staff and all the persons tried to walk on the slackline. It was also Sunday so thete were no activities. So we had to make or own. I loved the staff they where all so fun to hang out with!Read more

  • Day4

    Sawi woke us up 7in the morning. When had to get up and pack our bags. We ate our breakfast in the car and we arrived at the docks. A boat took us to the furthest Island and there they pick u up with a smaller boat to be dropped off at the island.

    We had lunch there and in the afternoon learned to know some people who were also traveling. We hired a kayak and went around our beach and tried to reach another island what was pretty close by. Later we had dinner and a few beers before going to bed.

    The next morning It started dry and cloudy. We had breakfast and around 9 we left to the caves, it was around a half hour boat trip with a small boat. The cave was beautiful. You could jump of one of the walls. And there was also an entrance to another cave but you had to go unter water to reach it. It was really dark there and that cave was also really big! It was kinda a small tunnel.

    On our way out it started to rain already. The whole way back was a bit cold with a wet shirt. In the afternoon it was pooring rain. Played pool and when it was dry got some mango's and opened a coconut. Some slacklining.

    Next day went reef hopping. So snorkling in different corals and lots of fish. It was beautiful just as the great barrier reef. But only for 15 dollars in stead of 150..
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  • Day3

    I slept on the floor with light on and people talking. It didn't really helped but I got some sleep. At least enough sleep to do nothing 😋. We started with some curry and root for breakfast. And of course tea because Fijian people drink a lot of tea. And they drink out of a bowl in stead of cup. Then afterwards we got a shower, there's no hot water but no need with 30 degrees. Afterwards we got in the nice clothing again and walked around he town. Around 10 we went to the church and the a few people carried the coffin into the church. One of the kids he was with us in stead of his family because we where guests. Afterwards we walked to the hill in the village. Without coffin it was not easy to get up so I can't imagine how the people went up with the coffin on a steep mud hill.

    It was a really nice place to be buried. During the whole day you didn't had the idea that someone died. Many everyone was happy and the songs in the church sounded happy.

    Then we went down again and went for lunch. Oh yeah most people in the village walk everywhere barefoot. The lunch was really good! It was super tasty. After lunch we finally could get our normal clothes on. Then we lay around and chatted with some people.

    Before we went they called us to drink kava together. We were sitting with a big group of 20 people and they where making kava and drinking it. Even with the sigaretes they shared. They just passed it through to the next person.

    Around 6 pm we left the village, while we where walking towards the car, everyone waved goodbye while we where walking past. It was so nice to see.

    Now on our way back to nadi, what is about 3 hour drive.

    Everything in the village just seems so unreal. All the luxury we got and always complaining about every little thing and never enough money. They have to do everything with a wage of 300 euros a month... Also they don't go to the dentist or brush their teeth, more that half the people above 25 are missing several teeth.. It's just so intense to see this different world!
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  • Day3

    In the night it was really hot that you didn't even Needed a blanket and the mattress was about 2cm thick. But I had a good night. We left really early in the morning to Nausori. The family of sawi lives here, unfortunately his brother's wife has passed away last week. Today and tomorrow is the funeral.

    The town is on the other side of Fiji, the drive took us around 2 hours. On our way we had to wait for roadworks that had to get a lot of mud of the way. Due the rain there was an mud slide and that blocked the road by 2 meter high mud.

    When we arrived in the village everyone greeted us with bula (hello in Fijian). All the houses here are metal plates with some wood. No windows or anything. And when you enter the house you have to take your shoes off. Most people there walk bare foot or with flip-flops. All year long it's around 30 degrees.

    At the house we had a warm welcome. Got thee and cake. Afterwards we chatted with a lot of people. Luckily they already had a lot of other backpackers h
    Who went here and they know all basic English. I'm together with Luca the only foreigners in the village.

    On the day we only sat around for about 5 hours. Then went to the mortuary and helped to get the coffin. With a mortuary car. We had to wear special clothes, white top and black skirt. When we came back they layed the coffin in the house and we had dinner afterwards. Later in the evening we had kava thats a local drink where you can get drunk from if you drink a lot. It taste like water with nut, but it is a root. Kava is power from the root of a pepper plant.

    Late in the evening there were people singing in front of the coffin. All the people here will stay awake the whole night to pay their respect to the family member that passed away.
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  • Day1

    Today is my last day in Australia. I had an awesome time. The country of road trains, long drives, expensive alcohol, lots of flys

    Finnally on my flight to fiji. It's a 4 hour flight from Sydney. When I arrived it was instantly humid and warm after I got out of the plane. And of course there where people playing music when I came out of the plane, just as in the Movies.

    Now the fun starts. At the customs they asked me where I was staying, when I said local then I had to explain everything, they took me to a special room to interrogate me. Asking me why I'm here, how long I'm staying, where I have been, what I've been doing, what work I normally do, how I know the local, and all that sort of stuff. In the end I was free to go and I could pickup my bag. After I got my bag I had to go to another special room where I got interrogated again. He explained to me that there are locals trying to rob you from money and stuff. But in the end I could go. It was quite funny because hey didn't even checked my bag at all.

    I met up with sawi, he is the local I'm staying with. There was also another backpacker from Belgium. When. We got at his house. Nani his wife made us some food. Their house looked like an old shed. Really basic, it's funny to see the big difference in way of living.
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  • Day21

    For the fist time in my life I wanted to go hitchhiking. I had to go from moeraki to Christchurch. That's about 4 hours of driving. In the first town I had to wait for about an hour and someone picked me up and dropped me at the next town. We was on camping holiday and forgot some stuff so he had to drive that way. Then I had to wait another hour and some woman picked me up. She was on her way to Christchurch. So that was great!

    On the way we stopped at the best dropzone of new Zealand. She was also a skydiver! What a coincidence. It was to quiet so we couldn't do a jump.

    Also on the way we stopped at a play garden for her daughter. And she also put the slackline up. So I could practice a bit.

    She had also some rooms for rent so I went with her to her house and stayed there for 2 nights and it was quite close to the airport!.

    Now heading for the airport to go back to Sydney to sell my car, see some friends and hopefully work a little bit. When I got everything I'm probably heading to fiji for a couple of weeks. And wait until it's a bit warmer in new Zealand!
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  • Day18

    We stayed at moeraki at a campsite for 2 nights and went to the moeraki boulders. They are big round rocks on the beach. It is really cool to see. They look like dragon eggs.

    There are also yellow eyed pinguins. They are only in a few places in new Zealand and nowhere else in the world. So it's kinda special.

    And today was my first day of lifting. That was a really new experience.

  • Day14

    Totdat was a chill day. We left Wanaka and on or way to Dunedin we went to a pool in alexandra. That was so good! Also afterwards in the yakuzi and that was only 6 dollars!

    The day after we had also a chill day I think!? To long a go and to much happened in between.

    But we ended up at Dunedin, that's the student city of new Zealand. We stayed at a hostel, went to the steepest Residential street in the world. Went out for the first time in 2 weeks. And as always loads of Asians!

    The area around Dunedin is also really nice! More like Hills and swamps and not a lot of trees. But there are loads of sheep!
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  • Day12

    This morning exactly thesame as yesterday.

    In the afternoon we went to rob roys glacier and did a good hike there. The view was again stunning!. On the way to the hike we saw a stupid Chinese woman running after the sheep with lambs. It was so stupid to see. And also shit because the sheep where afraid of her. So Lisa shouted to her to stop. What a hero that girl!

    On the hike we had spectacular views of a big cliff with some waterfalls. Also a gletcher and once in a while a lot of snow came down, it was really loud and looked like Thunder. It was impressive to see!

    On the way back we drove on a gravel road and had to drive trough pools. Next to the road in the paddocks there were cows with kalfs, sheep and also deers! Really cool landscape!

    In the evening we went back to wanaka to get Grocerys and get some food. Unfortunately we ended up at the domino's. We orderd 6 pizza's, garlic bread and a bottle of coke for only 3 of us. We were REALLY hungry. Haha cheap meal for 35 dollars for 3 people! Even little Lisa ate two pizza's, good girl.

    In the end we ended up again at Lake hawea the nice quite campspot!.

    Until now I like new Zealand a lot! It can be cold and warm at the same time, that's a bit annoying. Because while walking it's to chilly for only a t-shirt and to warm for a jumper. But if that's the only thing that's annoying then I got a good life! :-D
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  • Day11

    Every morning it's so hard to leave before 11 am. All the time late out of bed, long breakfast and having fun! So everyday we only got a half day to do stuff. But it is chilled!

    Today we went to diamond Lake and went up the mountain there! It was a nice hike and the view was all the way good just as I'm used to in new Zealand.

    There were a lot of traps for possums, rats and stouts. Because in new Zealand they wanna get rid of all those animals. They eat all the bird eggs and some bird species are threatened by extinction.

    In the evening cooked dinner and had a bit of wine in the crane!. That's the car of Jildert.
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  • Day10

    This night and morning was really cold. But after we got out and the sun started to shine it was quite nice!. We camped next to the lake. Where we tried to do stone skipping and then went for a short swim in the ice cold Lake. It was refreshing. We were completely alone at the huge Lake. The stone skipping went very well. There were a lot of flat Stones around the lake and I couldn't count the amount of bounces, so many! We made lunch afterwards with a campfire and later on we went to Wanaka to eat ice-cream and eat pizza! Also sit on the lake wanaka and look at people.

    At the end a super relaxing day!
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