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Today we arrived at the University of the South Pacific with our bags in tow ready to leave : ( we packed up the bus a
nd said goodbye to our families, which wound up being so hard for me. It’s crazy how close you can get to people in such a
short period of time. My family was amazing to me. They helped me to feel welcome and always as if I was a part of the family. Words cannot describe how grateful I am to them for everything.
We were on the bus for a few hours until we got to Kulu Eco Park. When we got there we saw some crazy things: talking birds, baby turtles, peacocks, and even an aquarium! There were also iguanas and snakes that we got to hold, but I was kind of a chicken.
I held the iguana but couldn’t bring myself to hold the snake haha. Call me crazy but I didn’t want a boa constrictor wrapped around my body. After the park we took the bus to lunch, which was great.
After we went to the temple we got back on the bus for our final leg of the trip. Finally, we arrived back at our original hotel that we were at in the beginning of the week before our homestays. We moved back into our rooms, repacked our suitcases and got ready for our flight to Sydney! I got to talk to some people from home on Skype which was nice. It felt good to have a little taste of home being so far away.
We had dinner around 7, and then we came back and hung out at the hotel for the night. It was a great way to spend our last night here. Since the week that I’ve been here I’ve absolutely fallen in love with Fiji. It’s such a culture rich place with so much to offer. The beaches are beautiful, the people are friendly, and the food is.. interesting, but great! I wouldn’t trade these past 10 days for anything.
That’s all for today, goodnight everyone : ) and Happy Valentine’s day<3
YES, that's for McDonalds haha.. It's luxury in the Feej
Exam Day, First Night Out, RAINFOREST WALK : ), Farewell Dinner, and Last Night with the Lalabalavu’s : (
Evy and I got up around 8am and had breakfast and got ready for the day. We headed to the rainforest to do an hour hike to the freshwater pools. The sights were absolutely incredible, but the hike was a challenge. The rocks were slippery and the hills were hard to get down at times, but it was absolutely worth it! We got to the last pool and were immediately SO excited. There was a rope swing from a cliff into a freshwater pool. We were all a bit anxious to try, but we gained the courage and did it. It was SO fun!
Today we got up around 7:30am and I took a quick shower before breakfast and school. I have a new love for Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds, I have to say it might be my new favorite cereal. We dropped Bapsi off at work and then took Pio to school on our way to the university. Today was not as hot as some of the other days since we have been here. We had 3 lectures today, starting at 9am and running until 3:30pm, with breaks for Morning Tea and lunch. During my lunch break I went over to the internet café and got to talk and skype with people at home. It was so refreshing to see all the faces that I’ve been missing so much! It’s crazy to think that we’ve only been here for less than a week, it feels like much longer- probably because all of our days are jam packed with things to do.
After school the girls and I took a bus into the city to walk around for a bit. We did some shopping and I got some cool jewelry and things to bring home. Then we decided to go to dinner together. So 7 of us went to dinner on a boat! The boat is stationary and sits right in the harbor. I had some great salad, French fries, and a Fiji Bitter which is the most popular Fijian beer.
Tracy and I had to document it because it was our first legal beer that we bought! Dinner was great and we split dessert which was arguably the best part—Fried banana’s with ice cream.. SO good. Then we walked around the city a bit, took some awesome pictures and then decided to sit together and study for our exam that we have tomorrow. We met some.. interesting natives to say the least. Everyone here is so eager to here where we’re from and how we like Fiji. At around 8pm it was pretty dark and we thought it’d be for the best if we got out of the city haha so I took a cab home, sat around with my family, and then went to bed at around 10:30 : ).
That’s all for now<3