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    Has anyone been? Am currently feeling extreme nostalgia from the time I spent travelling through there in 2003. Probably the fondest memories of my life.


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    Apologies for the lack of responses to your thread young Sir!

    I have never actually been to Fiji, but I think it would be an amazing experience! Perhaps you could tell us a little more about your trip?
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    never been to fiji. must be lovely over there. I'm trying to plan an expedition at the moment though :cool:
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    *proud of his work of reviving the thread *
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    (Original post by afireinside©)
    Apologies for the lack of responses to your thread young Sir!

    I have never actually been to Fiji, but I think it would be an amazing experience! Perhaps you could tell us a little more about your trip?
    My trip went through a number of countries over a period of eight months. At the risk of sounding boastful, I'll tell you where I went, as you seem to want to know: Thailand, Maylaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, California, and New York.

    Bloody amazing experience.
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    (Original post by muncrun)
    My trip went through a number of countries over a period of eight months. At the risk of sounding boastful, I'll tell you where I went, as you seem to want to know: Thailand, Maylaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, California, and New York.

    Bloody amazing experience.
    I can imagine! wow - that sounds amazing! I am quite envious!

    Once in a lifetime experience I assume So, who did you go with - or was it alone? Scary if it was!

    Must have cost a hefty lot of money! :eek:
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    (Original post by afireinside©)
    I can imagine! wow - that sounds amazing! I am quite envious!

    Once in a lifetime experience I assume So, who did you go with - or was it alone? Scary if it was!

    Must have cost a hefty lot of money! :eek:
    Probably won't do it again, so yes, I guess you could say it's once in a lifetime.

    I started off travelling with two other friends, but made the decision to travel on my own from Australia onwards. Scary at first, but definitely something I don't regret. You get to do exactly what you want to do when you want. You also meet a hell of a lot more people, as a group of you tend to be a little insular. Further, the people I went travelling with were good mates - too good, in fact. There were no barriers or inhibitions when it came to dealing with each other, and so things often got very nasty over small things.

    As for finances, the trip cost around £8,000.
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    (Original post by muncrun)
    Probably won't do it again, so yes, I guess you could say it's once in a lifetime.

    I started off travelling with two other friends, but made the decision to travel on my own from Australia onwards. Scary at first, but definitely something I don't regret. You get to do exactly what you want to do when you want. You also meet a hell of a lot more people, as a group of you tend to be a little insular. Further, the people I went travelling with were good mates - too good, in fact. There were no barriers or inhibitions when it came to dealing with each other, and so things often got very nasty over small things.

    As for finances, the trip cost around £8,000.


    hehe, that is cool - definatly something I would love to do one day! At the moment I am concentrating on my exams though!! In the summer I wanna go abroad for a month, maybe a bit longer.. but that'll probably be in Germany and Germany only.. heh :cool:

    I can understand it being scary, and although this sounds a bit 'softcore'
    compared to your trip, I am going to Germany on my own next month! :eek: Bearing in mind i've never been abroad, or anywhere for that matter, on my own before, what tips would you give me?

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    Just put yourself in positions where you will be socialising and interacting with others. I especially recommend staying in a hostel - you'll constantly be around people roughly your own age. Even if you're a shy person, you will soon find your feet. If you stay in a hotel, it's harder - people don't tend to interact very much.
    Also, keep an open mind - your plans change depending on who you meet and what you discover when you're there.
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    (Original post by muncrun)
    Just put yourself in positions where you will be socialising and interacting with others. I especially recommend staying in a hostel - you'll constantly be around people roughly your own age. Even if you're a shy person, you will soon find your feet. If you stay in a hotel, it's harder - people don't tend to interact very much.
    Also, keep an open mind - your plans change depending on who you meet and what you discover when you're there.
    Cool, that's great Well, my plans for next month are pretty much sorted, but that'll certainly come in handy for the summer! :cool:

    So, what sort of things did you do whilst travelling? My older brother went around Europe for a few months when he was 18 or 19, said he had the time of his life - although he is easily amused by anywhere that provides alcohol! :p:
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    (Original post by muncrun)
    Has anyone been? Am currently feeling extreme nostalgia from the time I spent travelling through there in 2003. Probably the fondest memories of my life.


    Yeah! But It was ages ago. We had a bit of time in Suva and then we went off to one of the smaller Islands just Chilling.
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    (Original post by afireinside©)
    Cool, that's great Well, my plans for next month are pretty much sorted, but that'll certainly come in handy for the summer! :cool:

    So, what sort of things did you do whilst travelling? My older brother went around Europe for a few months when he was 18 or 19, said he had the time of his life - although he is easily amused by anywhere that provides alcohol! :p:
    Alcohol can be as big or small a part of your experiences as you like. I spent most nights in some form of drinking establishment. My days travelling varied enormously. Sometimes just lying on a beach. Sometimes going on long treks through beautiful and amazing jungles/forests/mountain ranges/volcanoes/grand canyons... Sometimes camping on beaches in Thailand... or diving in Fiji ...or bungee jumping in New Zealand ...or climbing the highest mountain in Australia ...or sailing around the Whitsunday Islands on the Great Barrier Reef in a 50ft racing yacht ....or even making love on Waikiki beach in Hawaii!!! The list just goes on and on....
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    (Original post by muncrun)
    The list just goes on and on....
    Do continue!
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    (Original post by afireinside©)
    Do continue!
    Oh Christ, now you're getting me started!

    ...climbing a glacier in New Zealand....helicopter ride over ****ord Sound - Newzealand....skydive in Australia....the 50km walk that nearly saw the death of my mate from sunstroke in the Australian outback....lying under the most brightly star-lit sky I've ever seen in Fiji with a gorgeous Canadian girl, just watching the shooting stars go by every minute or so....sleeping in a hammock on a desert island in thailand after we missed the last boat back to the mainland ....being allowed to gatecrash a dinner in Kuala Lumpur attended by the Egyptian and Mongolian presidents....staying with the hill tribes in northern thailand....helping to construct a classroom in a fijian mountain village....getting laid with my first Swedish bird in thailand....hiring a 4x4 for a couple of days between 10 of us to go around Frasier Island in Australia...


    Had enough yet?!!!
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    Had enough yet?!!!
    Intrigued!
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    Have you seen the photos in a pub there of all the card that have gotten stuck/washed away when the tide has come in on Fraser?
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    how can i forget the near-death experiences:

    -narrowly missing being hit by a coconut falling from a palm tree
    -being attacked by dingoes
    -waking up to find the deadly poisonous funnel spider in my tent
    -the underwater encounter with "Clyde" - an infamous enormous fish the size of a Volkswagen Beetle
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    (Original post by Everdawn)
    Have you seen the photos in a pub there of all the card that have gotten stuck/washed away when the tide has come in on Fraser?
    Very nearly happened to us too!! the sea will seem about 15 metres out, so you think it's safe to drive along the beach. Then some tsunami-esque wave just comes straight across and engulfs the car! Ok, slight exageration, but it's easily enough to screw you over!
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    im sure that's a great place. lovely food and great scene :cool:

    i will spend about 1 month from June for my holiday :hello:
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    Yeah I definitely want to go to Fiji during my gap year...I keep changing my mind though about where I can go/what I can afford; but I've decided I'll definitely make time for Fiji & NZ
 
 
 
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