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Reminiscing about Fijian times

An island paradise. A tropical heaven. Fiji has long been thought of as a holidaying destination to rewind and relax. Not for me. Fiji holds a different place in my heart. It will always be the place where I started school, the place where I learnt to ride a bike, the place where I got the scar on my chin and the place where I experienced things others dream of. I was 4, so we are talking a good 18 years ago now (wow that seems like a long time!). We lived in Albury, New South Wales and then my dad got a job at a company in Suva, Fiji. Mum and dad thought, hey why not! When are you ever going to get the chance to do that again? So they packed up me, my brother and all our stuff, and we moved to the Pacific. Being my typical self, I made things pretty interesting on our arrival. It was Easter weekend, and I was REALLY excited to be there. We were staying in a …

London Calling

It seems to be London’s year this year. It’s the Queen’s Jubilee, there’s that big sport event happening at the moment, and the city got a visit from me. In stark contrast to the peacefulness and natural beauty of Scotland, the buzzing city of London is all about being on the move. Before I begin, I must mention two things; number one, I love the underground. I come from a place where the public transport is so bad it’s pretty much obsolete. So, experiencing the tube is like christmas and my birthday combined times two. Number two; even in our week long stay, there was no way we could visit or experience everything that London had to offer, there is just so much.  I don’t know if I mentioned it, but I took this trip to the UK with my mum. I had been to London before, but mum hadn’t, so the things we did included a lot of the traditional sites and tourist attractions of London, as well as a few bits and pieces of what we particularly wanted …

The Highlands

Edinburgh, West Highlands, Stirling

Given that I am new to the blog world, I though I would catch you all up on a little trip I took a month and a bit ago to the United Kingdom. After all, it’s very much relevant to the whole documenting-my-travel-dreams-and-experiences thing I am going for here. I was lucky enough to make my way through a small portion of Scotland and England for a short three weeks. In no way did I see everything I wanted to see, and certainly not everything there was to see, but I sure wasn’t going to turn down a trip overseas now was I? So…it began in Edinburgh. Oh Edinburgh. Not only is Scotland the most STUNNING place I have been to thus far, but Edinburgh is way up there in my top 3 favourite cities (again thus far – maybe it will be challenged, who knows). Everything about this city is beautiful. From the dirty stone of the old buildings on Cowgate to the Georgian terraces in New Town and the parks surrounding the Edinburgh Castle. …