Joma week 5, Fiji

Another week has raced on by and before long I will be home! Village life is still wonderful despite the rats, cats, endless ants and mosquitos and the thought of coming back to 24 hour electricity, windows and hot water seems very odd. I never knew I’d actually love living the village life out here….

Joma week 4, Fiji

Time is flying by here so fast and I’m not sure I like it! This week has been pretty wet and muddy as there was a mini cyclone so on Monday school was cancelled as we couldn’t get there/ leave the house! In the afternoon it wasn’t as windy and rainy so we were able…

Joma weeks 2+3, Fiji

We are now fully immersed into village life and time really is flying! Our families here have fully adopted us and are desperate to fill us with food all the time! I’m teaching in class 5 and the teacher really is awful. He regularly just doesn’t turn up at all making life very difficult for…

Joma village week one, Fiji

We have very limited phone signal here in Joma village but just enough to write this. My first week here on kadavu island has been so surreal and nothing like I can ever put into words. It took a day and a half to get here from the main island but it was worth it…

Goodbye WiFi, Fiji

The time has come for me to leave contact for the next 7 weeks. Tomorrow I get the ferry over to Kadavu to live in Joma village with the tribe. I will be teaching and doing sport Monday to Friday as part of the think Pacific programme. It’s going to be a once in a…

Bali part 2, Indonesia

Saying goodbye to the family I was back on my own for the final 3 months of my travels. I knew that after so long on the go that I’d be ready to have someone else sort out my accommodation and transport so booked onto a 12 day tour with IntroTravel. The accommodation that we…

Bali part 1, Indonesia

As someone who likes to think they’re rather good at geography it turns out that I’m not. I thought Fiji was one island until I’d already booked to go there for 2 months and I thought Bali was a country but actually it’s just an island in Indonesia. Part 1 of my adventures in Bali…

Phuket + Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Phuket finally was what I expected the whole of thailand to be, tacky tourist central! Bangalar Road in Patong is just like any strip in Ayia Napa or the likes and I was not impressed! Thankfully for my final nights in Thailand I had upgraded to a hotel so I could get away from the…

Koh Phagnan, Thailand

How 2 days turned into a 9 day island adventure and took all my money. Koh phagnan home of the infamous Full Moon Party was somewhere I was expecting to hate, but boy was I wrong. I refused to leave and missed two extra stops just to stay here longer, and if I didn’t have…

Koh Tao, Thailand

From busy cities to beautiful beaches I began the trek south to Koh Tao. After 4 months of hostels I treated myself to a hotel and it was luxury! The 1 star hotel was divine! The island itself is so beautiful and so we rented a motorbike and spent a few days exploring the island…

Bangkok, Thailand

Fed up of long overnight bus journeys we treated ourselves to a flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok! Staying just off the infamous Khao San Road I had high expectations of the crazy city, but actually was disappointed. The parties were fun but everything shuts at 12 which seemed rather odd in comparison to the…

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai was somewhere I was so excited to visit because of the elephants! The city itself is quite nice but quiet in the day times, but at night the streets come alive with miles and miles of markets…I also saw my first ladyboy cabaret show which was a very fun experience to say the…