Trip Start Jun 30, 2004
51Trip End Feb 14, 2005
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
****We interrupt this travel update special to say that my AOL account is being retarded, so I am currently located on Baldtel@hotmail.com. I hope you enjoy the rest of the entry****
Ok Mana Island is the mutts nuts. An Island crafted in Paradise.
This place is like Paradise
The Island is ladened with Palm trees......with coconuts in. Serious!! Its not a really big Island. You can walk around it in about 3 hrs. Most of the island is made up of Mana Island resort. Its a proper holiday resort with an airstrip, attended mainly by the Japanese (who the Fijians on the island don't care for too much) and it's super pricey
I've pretty much wandered all over the island, climbing the hills and hanging out with the people in the village. The evening entertainment has been local Fijian music and dances, crab racing, bonfires on the beach with music (by me .....serious). I don't know what it is about this guitar, but EVERYONE wants to buy it. Some guy offered me F$500 for it. That's more than what I paid for it, except now, mine has loads of scratches and dents all over it. Apparently, if they were to get a guitar like mine, it would cost a lot. I was tempted to sell it, but I wrote another really good song the other day, so I'll keep it. Its funny. Everyone wants me to play for them, not like back at home (you bunch of miserable gits). The other night, I was playing to the Germans and they loved them. The Sewer Song and Online Caroline getting applauded, but they REALLY liked 99 (only a few of you have heard it) and My Body's Defect, Ulrike saying that if they were in the shops, she would buy them. Great lyric's she said, and my ego went through the roof
I've also now met a lot of people travelling. It pretty much goes that you repeat your whole story of where you are from, where you have been and where you are going. I've told my story a hundred times already, but its cool getting feedback and advice from other travellers. I started the journey with Scott and Lucy from UK and a girl called Ellie (who I was sharing a room with) who I met all at the pick up point, but also been hanging out with an Israelie couple, Ellenor and Omer, who were both cool as hell and very funny, especially Ellenor. If I ever get to Melbourne, I will be drinking with those guys. Hell yeah!! Its also cool that people get my jokes, meaning I'm not explaining everything and just getting on with being myself.
In a few days I will be doing some island hopping. Its not like what I thought I had signed up too(stay a few nights on 1 island then move onto the next), but more like days trips to these islands. Saying that, I did sign for it, being semi conscious, missing a whole day and being up for 36 hrs. I would have signed for anything. I will also try and get some pictures uploaded, so you can all drool from rainy England.
All for now.