Thursday, August 27, 2009

Top 10 Things That Made Fiji Awesome

Sara at Domestically Challenged has this new thing: Top Ten Thursdays. I thought my trip wrap-up in Fiji would work well for that, so here goes.

10. Walking on the beach at night. The weather was SO perfect!! After trying to squeeze in all the activities we could in Australia and New Zealand it was great to get to Fiji with no set plans and just relax in the warm weather.

9. Seeing this guy catch a fish while we were walking. I tried to get a non-blurry picture, but I don't think that guy was crazy about us taking pictures so this is what you get.

8. Running into the missionaries in Nadi. (PS-they pronounce it Nandi. Who knew?) Even better? They were wearing dress-skirts-lava-lava things.

7. Hard Rock Cafe. Enough said.

6. Our awesome hostel that wasn't at all creepy.

5. We were a little nervous about the cleanliness and such, so we used out t-shirts as pillow cases. And we pushed our beds all together cuz it's fun..not cuz we were arguing about who would sleep closest to the door.

4. Day Cruise=AWESOME. So pretty. So fun. Blue water. White beach. Apparently I can only use two-word sentences to describe the wonderfulness thereof. Do you know what I did there? I went scuba-diving. That's HUGE for me. HUGE! I have this thing where I'm terrified of the ocean and all things inside it. I've never even wanted to scuba dive...but when the Fijian guy was talking about it, for some odd-spontaneous reason I signed up. I'm not gonna lie, I was too freaked out the whole time to really appreciate it and I'm most likely never gonna do it again as long as I live...but at least I did it the one time. Right?

3. Being mermaids. In theory it was a good idea but once the idea was carried through the massive amounts of salt water in both my nose and ears dampened the activity.

2. I told you; pretty pretty beach. Can you believe a place like this really exists?!

1. Seeing this guy at our hostel reading Twilight! I know it's fuzzy. My cousin that took the picture was trying to be sneaky and not have the guy realize what she was doing. C'mon, whether you like the books or not, it's kind of awesome, no?


Verdict: Pretend that for some odd reason I have lots of money when I get married: I'm fully going there on my honeymoon. The only thing I'd change? Maybe not stay in a hostel with inordinate amounts of geckos and questionable bedding.

32 comments:

Erin said...

I had a friend who lived in Fiji last year (one of my best friends, actually) and I never got out there to visit. I'm still kicking myself! I'm glad you had such a great time, despite the questionable bedding.

Hoggards said...

So, you're saying you have lots of money now, or did, just before this trip? :) Awesome post! I'm proud of you for trying SCUBA diving! You're awesome!

rychelle said...

what an amazing trip!

can i come next time? not on your honeymoon of course, but the time after that. ;)

sara said...

I'd be ok with tagging along on your honeymoon if Rychelle doesn't want to snatch up that opportunity. I don't have any problem being the 3rd wheel.

PS. I love the Mermaid shot.

Sue Q said...

Seems to me that gravity works a little differently on that side of the planet. How did that boat stay afloat in your "pretty beach" shot? And you must have really strong calves that you can stay standing at that angle long enough to get your picture taken!

(Don't mind me--it's all sour grapes. I just miss Hawaii! ;-)

Youngblood4ever said...

Love the mermaid, love the missionaries, love the beach...but I really love that the guy is really reading Twilight!

Smart Helm said...

I just say I've never really had a big desire to go traveling, but u are starting to make me change a bit.

Glad you had do much fun!

Kristina P. said...

Ummmm, can I be in your posse?

in time out said...

WOW fun. Love the pillowcase idea...never thought of that. Very cool.

JD said...

i'm surprised "military coups" didn't make the top 10 list. maybe you should rethink it.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

That is awesome!!! I have family down under. We seriously need to get down there and visit and go to all the awesome places you did.

Love the mermaid pose! Awesome!

Sandi said...

Hmm so I think I've never commented over here before..but I am really really jealous of your trip! I love it when young single ladies such as yourself go do exciting adventurous things. Tell us more!

Deb said...

I had a friend who served his mission in Fiji. I always imagined him as going to a warm, loving place full of beauty and acceptance. I'm glad to see I wasn't wrong.

Kazzy said...

Did I miss the reason you went on this enviable trip? Man, it looks so great!

Nicoletta said...

I have not commented on any of the posts of your travels yet because I don't know what to say. Just WOW! You have added two more locations to places I want to visit before I die. (I'm going to have to live forever to see everywhere I want to see.) I think it is SO cool you are taking these adventures while you can.

Debbie said...

At least there were three of you to protect each other from the crazies at the hostel right? Fabulous top 10.

Chris and Sara Waldron said...

I love your posts and the fun pictures. It's hard to get dull pictures with you 3 girls. I'm so glad you all had such a great time on your trip! And I'm glad you returned home safely.

Homer and Queen said...

Good choice on no hostel honeymoon.

April said...

When my son was 16 he read Twilight, so I read it to see what the fuss was about.....yeah for sensitive boys....ahem...men.

annie valentine said...

It wouldn't be a trip to the beach without doing The Ariel. (Or the pool, or the bathtub.)

These posts are making me resent my children and my husband.

wendy said...

wow - wow - and MORE wow. sooo pretty. Yes for sure plan a honeymoon there and upgrade the HOTEL and bring alone Twilight. (I woudn't mind being a mermaid, all but for that getting your head under water thing)

Erin The Great said...

Oh yeah? Well I get to be in... Texas. Dangit, that is in no way even close to being as cool as Fiji. I'm jealous.

Machen family said...

I love it all!! Oh to be young, beautiful and have enough money to travel the world...

Debbie said...

It all looks so great and fun to me!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Man. Your list totally trumps mine. Way, way cooler for sure!

Emily said...

Beautiful. Love the missionary skirts. Great idea to use t-shirts as pillow cases. Wish I was there for the mermaid picture 'cause it looked like fun. Brave to dive, very brave.

e. said...

You're a little beach hottie. Stop blushin', that's lame.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your blog!!! And totally jealous of this great trip!!!

Connie said...

OK, so were you chasing the man with the fish and that's why it's blurry and he wasn't crazy about you taking the pic?
I can't even imagine going there! You're so lucky and BRAVE to go scuba diving!

GRAMEE said...

when we went to europe i packed each of us a pillow case..lol

Lara said...

what an amazing trip! I am so envious!

samuel said...

Felicitaciones, y gracias por promover el uso de las faldas para los caballeros. Lo menos adecuado para vestirse un varón es un pantalón. Lo mas adecuado e ideal es una falda o un vestido con falda por salud y por comodidad y por respeto.