I’ve been home for over a month now and it’s about time that I post the rest of the photos from my around the world trip. After Hong Kong we traveled up to Tokyo. I was really looking forward to see he craziness of Japan and I can now assure you that Japan is a fun and crazy country.
Our first experience at a restaurant was quite odd. We went in and there were only Japanese people sitting in small booths. Inside there was a screen were you ordered your food. I got and finished my food before my friend, and while we were waiting for her food looking towards the kitchen, I suddenly saw something running from one side to the other. While I was thinking to myself “Did I really see something moving” it ran back again. Of course it was nothing else than a beautiful fat rat. Cannot say that our trip to that restaurant was a success. First time in and never went back.
Walking around in Shibuya, we suddenly spotted something we are not used to see in Norway. A pet shop were they have animals like dogs and cats in these hamster glass boxes. In Norway, if someone wants to buy a dog, they have to go to a breeder usually in someones house. Made new friends in Tokyo as well. A lonely swedish boy we had to take care of and some fun american guys. :) Crazy crazy Tokyo. We had to experience it but were could we do that? ROBOT RESTAURANT! Somebody told us about a crazy restaurant were you got crappy food, but it had a crazy Robot show. If you ever go to Tokyo, go to the restaurant. Easy to find and it’s in Shinjuku. Food was in fact, disgusting. The guys in particular were loving the show. Tons of Japanese girls with small dresses and boobs that went up in their face. Robots…Enough craziness for now. Next thing we did in Tokyo before leaving was to see some culture. Our swedish friend wanted to see some karate, so he took us to a regular karate training session were they allowed us to come in and watch. More sightseeing…Of course, with my luck, I ended up getting sick with severe tonsillitis and had to go and get antibiotics intravenous three times at the hospital. But, I managed to get well quickly and eat the best sushi I’ve ever had! Thank you Tokyo for all the fun and thank you to the people we met for making it even more fun. Tokyo is a city I would like to go back to if I ever get the chance. Next stop after Tokyo was USA. :)
After 3 wonderful weeks in Australia we left for Fiji. There is no word that can describe how good Fiji was. It is my favourite place so far. I was so excited that everything made me happy. This bottle of water for example made me super happy. You see Fiji water in so many magazines and this is the pricy luxury water from the beautiful Fiji, and you think that you might never go to a place that beautiful. I would never ever spend tons of money on this water in Norway, just because our Norwegian water is great and from the tap. But here I was in Fiji drinking this exotic water. Our trip was booked through Awesome Fiji Adventures and we had Island jumping in the Yasawa Islands. Our first Island was Wayalailai resort. It was beautiful there and the people working there was super nice. They almost felt like my family taking so good care of us. :) The resort is owned by a village so the women from the village gave you the possibility to make bracelets, necklaces etc with sea pearls or you could wave your own book mark. This was so they could earn more money that went straight to the village. I had fun sitting there with them, talking and learning about different Fijian things. :) The first night the people working at the resort had an evening with Bula dance and warrior dance and stuff. I won the Bula queen price this evening. So I got a free beer. Hooray! On Sunday we got to attend their church service. Probably about 80% was in Fijian, but it was fun to do a local thing and experience a little bit of their daily life. Somebody got bored during the service. :)
Our second island/resort was White Sandy Beach. A very fun resort as well, but slightly different. The place felt more like a touristic spot comparing to the other resort, but the people working here were younger so it had more of a party place feeling. Weather changed the second day here. It was beautiful. On this resort we got to go out and snorkel with Manta Rays. That was insane! So awesome, it’s something that you do not do every day. These animals are so huge. The one I managed to see was about 3-4 meters. That is a lot! Unfortunately I don’t have any photos from the snorkelling. At least not yet.
This island had also another beach we could explore on the other side. Of course, like everything else in Fiji, it was beautiful. Our next and last stop in Fiji was Nabua. Nothing bad to say about that place either. I LOVE FIJI!!!
The first night here we had super fun with staff. Got to drink tons of kava and had a little party together. Last day was of course super sad, but some of us went to see a village on this island. Tons of cute kids running around and people are so nice! And then, goodbye Fiji. :( Fiji is the best place so far. I have never met as friendly people as Fijians. They made me feel so welcome and at home. Not to mention the place is beautiful. Sunsets are amazing, the water is amazing, beaches, EVERYTHING. If you haven’t been to Fiji, you should go there!
Sad to leave but the trips goes on and our next stop is Hong Kong. :)
After the Philippines we went a short trip to Thailand for four days and then left to stay 3 weeks in Australia. We started off with a couple of days in Sidney before we were heading off to the Gold Coast to stay at our friend Elin’s house for a couple of weeks.
I get now why Emirates is the top airline company in the world.We stayed at a very nice backpacker hostel, do not remember the name right now though. Our roomies were super messy, but super-duper fun!
Tree hugging ginger…
I think that the design of the opera house is pretty cool, but (Sorry Australians that are so proud of this building), I was kind of disappointed because I thought it would be a lot bigger. After Sidney we jumped on a plane that took us to Brisbane/Gold Coast. We were going to spend about 2 weeks here at our friend Elin’s house. She’s a very good friend of mine from back home and I hadn’t seen her in a while, so it was super fun to go and visit her. We also got to meet a couple of other friends that we studied with in Norway and we hadn’t seen them for a couple of years, so it was great to see them again! :)
Here in Gold Coast we didn’t do too much. Just relaxing at the beach, went out, ate good food, and super good desserts. We just enjoyed life!
We also got to meet Magnus! A cute guy that went to the same school as us in Norway. Hadn’t seen him either for a couple of years.
LOVE ANIMALS IN AUSTRALIA! Well, Maybe not all of them, but at least these two! :) We also got to experience Byron Bay. We had super fun there and got to learn how to surf. That was awesome! I want to keep doing that when I get to Norway. It’s so so hard, but fun. :)
Our last stop in Australia was the Great Barrier Reef. We booked for a two day sailing trip where we got to see Whitehaven Beach and slept on an island for two nights. It was beautiful there, but the weather was crappy. A little bit sad, but you can’t always have super good weather.
Thank you very much Australia for tons of fun. Our next stop is wonderful Fiji.