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Fiji Mana Island Beach Resort

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Spent a night on Mana Island on an island hopper cruise.  Mana Island is very easy to reach from Denarau by ferry. Just a short ride and you are on Mana. The bures are quite nice and have some privacy. There are island bures and oceanfront. Nice outdoor showers. The food was very good and you can sit outside in the mild evenings and watch out over the water. The snorkeling was okay though it is tidal and you have to watch out for the sharp corals. Beautiful colorful fish everywhere and you can snorkel on both sides of the island. I also went up on a short walk onto the little hill from where you have nice views around all of Mana. Very beautiful wedding chapel with white beach in front and tropical surroundings. What a place to get married and spend your honeymoon. If you have a larger group it is well catered for and absolutely private. There is an airstrip so no problem to fly there if you are short of time. All in all very nice place and clear water to snorkel in.

Snorkeling at The Blue Lagoon – Fiji, Yasawas

Monday, January 10th, 2011

The Blue Lagoon lies in the Yasawas in Fiji. It is a beautiful place to go snorkeling. The water is very clear and the corals all shine in magnificent colours. There are millions of small but fascinating fish that all have different patterns that tell them apart. When i travelled there, I found so many different and  amazing things. There were always more interesting creatures to find in the calm sea. One of my favouites were a barracuda and some clownfish who were protecting their eggs.  It was really amazing experience and it was one of my favourite holiday places that i will never forget.

Paris Trip

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Last winter, I booked a flight to Germany. From Germany, I took a high speed train to Paris. I stayed at the Marriott Hotel, in the middle of Paris. Climbed on the Eiffel Tower, had a magnificent view over the city. Shopping was great, and all the attractions were interesting. The most interesting was in fact the Louvre. Had a great time. Would recommend Paris to everyone.

Beautiful North Side Surf Beaches – Oahu, Hawaii

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

When we drove around Oahu to see all the sights of the Island we decided to have a quick break at a beach on the north side of Oahu. But once we all got into our swimming suits and went down to the water we found out that this wasn’t going to be a regular swim. The waves there were about 3-4 metres high which was huge for us. We had tons of fun bodysurfing and getting smashed around by the waves which was just an epic experience for me.  But this was not the highest these waves got we found out after. Because in the summer season these waves get to 6-8 metres high and surf competitions take place on beaches in that location. Even though the waves were not as big as they could get in winter. Back when I was there, they were big enough for me. I had so much fun in those waves and I think that it’s definitely a place to visit in Hawaii.