A tropical summer vacation in Fiji.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Hey guys,
So summer has hit Sydney and so I decided to have a bit of a tropical, island holiday with my best friend of 17 years. A few months ago we decided that we wanted to get out of Sydney for a week and just find a place to relax and unwind, after a long year of things we had overcome.
So at 7o'clock on Friday the 6th of December we headed to the airport and started our half a day journey to Fiji's Nadi international airport. One plus side of picking Fiji is that it didn't really throw out our sleeping patterns as they are only two hours ahead of Sydney, But it still meant we lost some time of our Friday.

Once we landed we headed straight to the resort we were staying at. On the hour long drive I took in the surrounding landscape. It reminded me a lot of my time on Samoa, which I went on a school trip to 5 years ago. The whole atmosphere reminded me a lot of my time there, which was a nice reminder of  the amazing time I had there.
We were met with beautiful, lush vegetation and mild warm weather. A large difference form Sydney, which had been going through rather dramatic weather changes.

There's nothing like spending an entire week relaxing at a resort on a tropical island. Whilst we didn't do much exploring off of the grounds of our resort we did get to immerse ourselves in the Fijian lifestyle. Like getting to watch some traditional dances, enjoying local food and drinks and swimming in the crystal clear water that was just outside our room.
I think this holiday was good for both of us. It was a nice little break from home, and a good chance to get away from it all before the craziness of Christmas starts.
I hope you are all having a great holiday season so far. I am off to pack my bags once again and go on a countryside trip to visit my grandparents.
xx Kat

Zoo day.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Hey everyone,
So this week I did something from my summer to do list. Not that that means I will be crossing the item off the list, considering there is so much more I want to do under that specific point, but I did do a part of it.
So on Monday I visited the zoo, with one of my best friends Ani. I haven't been to the zoo in Sydney in years. I think the last proper day I actually spent there was on an excursion when I was in 7th grade, so its been quite a few years.
Its strange how something that used to entertain me so much as a kid, is still just as fun now that I am 20. But I still had a blast. I love being able to catch the ferry across the harbour and past the harbour bridge to the zoo. And considering I do love seeing animals, I may have just had a little to much fun looking at the animals, as the young kids that were there were.

                                                                                              Best friend with her tiger toy.
We then ducked back into the city for christmasy starbucks and a pinch of shopping, in which I spent more money than I planned, but still got a few good things, which were a last minute collecting for my trip at the end of the week.

So now in two days time I go on my first overseas holiday in five years with my childhood friends, which I am super stoked about.
That's all
xx Kat