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Officially Infected by the Travel Bug!

Back home in Canada!

sunny 27 °C

I sit alone at dusk at a remote bus stop along the Fijian coast line. The sun is setting beyond the horizon and the surroundings are so quite that you can hear the waves crashing from nearly a kilometer away. All of a sudden I hear this high pitch screetch that makes the hairs on the back of neck stick straight up! Then out of the blue this man comes emerging from the thick bush covered head to toe dripping in blood. My eyes slowly take a look at his hand which is gripping a massive machete. At this point I am sweating bullets and wondering if I can outrun this crazy bush man. My eyes then wonder to his head and that is when the pieces come together. He has a giant wild pig on the back of his neck! Dinner for the evening! Two dogs trail behind him covered in blood as well looking quite proud of their fresh kill. This is something I could only imagine in a movie...why didnt I have my camera handy!! Well I am sure glad the squeal came from the pig!!

Spent the last 4 days of my 2 1/2 month adventure soaking up the Fiji beaches and oceans along the coral coast. The Fijian people were some of the nicest people I encountered on all my travels. All of them were so very friendly...always offering up their email or phone number in case you needed help with something. The 4 days past quickly with not much happening besides a lot of lying in beach hammocks and kayaking along the coast line. A great way to wind the trip down.

During these 4 last lazy days in Fiji I really had a chance to reflect upon my travels over the past few months and realize just how lucky I have been to experience the people, culture and adventures of Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, and Fiji. Each place that I have travelled to has been so incredibly unique in its own ways and I have learned a great deal from each country I have visited and also learned a lot from each person I have encountered (expect another blog on what I've learned from travelling!). These are learning experiences that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

I was hoping that doing a bit of travelling after university would get the "travel bug" out of my system when in fact in has just embedded itself even further into me! Although I love Canada, I cannot wait until I get to see somewhere new and experience something different!

The real world is starting to slowly sink back in but at the moment so much is foreign! What is this thing called a cell phone and a television? Why do Canadians drive on the right hand side of the road? You mean I can have a hot shower when I feel like it? The things we dont even think about!

I hope this travel blog is not coming to an end but rather has just begun what will turn in to many adventures to come in life!

Will write another blog about the things I have learned soon!

Posted by kaitlynmitchell 20:11 Archived in Canada

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