Bula! From Fiji.
I've been struggling to find the right way to describe the Yasawa Islands in Fiji. The only two words that can possibly do it justice are 'Paradise' and 'Perfect'.
In fact, describing it isn't enough, you need photographic evidence to see the full extent of this place's beauty...
Nacula island. The day I arrived :)
After climbing one of the highest mountains on the Yasawas. In flip flops!
I was more excited than ever when I arrived here, firstly because it is the final leg of my trip (and one I'd been most looking forward to) but also because I was delayed by a full 24 hours in rainy Auckland and I was more than ready to get back in the hot sun again.
My days in Fiji have been spent relaxing in the sun, snorkeling through amazing reefs, visiting the villages, and (over) indulging in more delicious food that I ever thought possible.
Evenings here on the islands are relatively relaxed and it's been a great way to unwind after months of partying and late nights. Every night after yet more food there's always a chance to drink the local 'Kava' a murky brown liquid made up from grounded pepper tree roots mixed with water, and enjoy traditional songs while watching the sunset.
FijEnglish. Watch out for us on next years X factor...
The only negative thing about Fiji is that it's so far from home that I fear I'll never be able to return again!
I'm certainly dreading the 25 hour journey back to Heathrow that awaits me. Although I am incredibly sad that I have to leave paradise and finish this amazing journey, the thought of being reunited with friends and family on the other side is filling me with excitement and the butterflies have started already.
Next time I write I will be in England, AGGGHHH!!!