Bula (Hello)!, yesterday we meet a person called Elenoa. We started to talk to her and after a discussion, we decided that we were gonna live with her for a day. So today fast as we could we took the local taxi to her house. It's really cool that she just let strangers live with her, we don't think that many people from sweden would just invite turists to their home. All the people are very welcomning here.

First she took us to the nearby supermarket to get som groserys. We think it was very expensive to buy imported things. Like, a lettuce head for 36 SEK from Australia. In Sweden a lettuce head costs about 15 SEK. Because it's so expensive we started to talk about how it's to work here. She told us that getting a job is nearly impossible. RIght now she didn't have a job but on the local market that's every other day she is selling her crafts to tuorists and vegetebals that she have planted.

When we stepped in to her house it was very colorfull. Yes, the walls were halfbroken but the color made it to feel little bit as home. To lighten up her house she had kerosenelamps., in Sweden we haven't seen a kerosenelamp in many years. And we feelt kind of sorry for her because of her house were broken. We actually offerd to spend some money to help her fix her walls as thanks for having us, but she said no. She thought that the walls were unnessesery to fix. After some talkning we found out that when she takes showers, she uses a water-bucket. Why she did that was because her shower broke and the owner that she are renting the house of refuses to do something about it.

When some hours had gone we went out to look at her cultivations. Elenoa had planted sweet potatoes and cassava. She does this because it's often very expensive to buy from the supermarket. 70% of the Fijians are actually farmers she added. We think that 70% is so much just because in Sweden it's just about 3%.

The whole day was amazing, we did see so many new things that made us see in new perspectives. We did make some Rovo and she showed us around here house. As we have said before the Fijians are very welcoming and nice, but Elenoa said to us that it's very importen to be careful about who you take home. Many people can be too nice but when they comes to your home they can take something without you knowing just because some people are so poor.

Just before we were suposed to go home we went to a samll party for the neighborhood. Elenoa told us that it's very importent to stay toghter and closed. In Fiji it's very common to have party or just meet and talk. ''We very friendly and everyone loves a good party with friends and family''. The whole evning we spent on the party dancing, eating and talking to everybody. This is what we miss in Sweden. There is never a party with the family in this way, and that's kind of sad.

This was our last day in Fiji! We recommend everyone to visit sometime just for the wonderful nature and people. MOCE!

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Hi, we started our day with a run in the sunrise. It was so beautiful and a little bit too hot. in the evening, we went to a restaurant and there we ate a very delicious dinner. In this restaurant, there was a TV and everyone in the restaurant were watching. Everybody turned their chairs just so they could see the TV. They usually show sport, so today we saw rugby and rugby are the most popular sport in Fiji. Fiji won gold in rugby sevens in 2016. It's their first Olympic medal ever. The Fiji national rugby sevens team is the most successful rugby seven in the world. They have also won many other medals. Over and above the big rugby interest so are sports like golf, cricket and surfing also something that people have a heart for.

During the pause of rugby at the TV, they showed videos where people sing and dance. Fiji has a very varied and interesting music heritage. To the music, they're dancing many complex ritual dances. Geographically resembles Fiji most Melanesia but the music and culture in Fiji are general most resembles Polynesia. Their instruments that they use most are ukulele, mandolin, guitar and lali drums. When we saw the music and the dances we both just started staring at the TV and didn't say a word to each other. The dances were very cool and different. In Sweden, we don't dance so much. Okay, we dance a little bit but it's not the same like here in Fiji.

A very cool fact is that lali-drums have been used in the old days to call on other villages, inform a new birth, a death or attack an enemy.

See you tomorrow. Oh btw, it's our last day tomorrow:-(

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Hello, today we have just been laying by the pool so there aren't something to really write about, so we thought it could be fun just to write down some cool/fun facts about the Fiji islands.

- In Fijian villages, the chief is the only one that can wear sunglasses and hats. Why it's like this, we actually don't know. Maybe it's because then you can see who's the chief in town.

- A man called Mel Gibson bought an island for 15 million dollars so he could enjoy the environment by himself.

- Cannibalism was once common practice among Fijians, but in 1871 it ended because of the king, Ratu Cakobau, encouraged his people to stop eating other humans. So, the Fijians were cannibals, that's scary.

- There's something called Fiji water that is sold for 29 dollars per liter, about 260 SEK. The water is taken from springs across the country. The water is also marketed as ''Earth's Finest Water''.


- 40% of Fijian population is Indian.

- The Fiji islands is a nation with over 300 islands and 110 of them is inhabited.

- The art of walking barefoot on smoldering hot stones originated about 500 years ago. The natives still practice this fire walking ceremony which has been passed through generations.

Oh, omg, before saying goodbye we need to tell you guys something!!!! Yesterday we went to look at the sunset by a nearby beach, and guess what we saw?!? There was like a recording of a movie so we took our phones up and zoomed in on the actors to see if we did recognize someone. After studying everyone's faces we saw a guy that's named, Craig Parker, who's a Fijian actor. We believe that he's the most famous person from Fiji. For example, he had a role in the Lord Of The Rings. Not that we knew him too well but we think it was pretty cool to have seen a celebrity.

BYE FOR NOW!

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Hello! Our day started with playing some billiard, and Matilda won as always. When we were playing we started to talk to two girls. They also lived in the same hotel like us and they have become our friends here.

After the match, we went to the beach and sunbathed but after about 4 hours we were very hungry so we went to the supermarket and there we bought lunch, and of course a dessert. Something that we both noticed was that it is so various dialects here in Fiji. Someone we heard talking Fijian but another we heard talking English. The cashier talking Fijian and couldn't talk English. So we did not understand what she said but we had the luck that the another cashier could talk English.

Fijian is spoken either as the first or second language by indigenous Fijian and it is about 54% of the population. English is also a largely spoken language in Fiji because a remnant of British colonial rule over the Fiji islands and it was the only official language until 1997.

On our way back, we met a man that said something to us that we didn't understand. He pointed to something far away but no one of us could understand him. We waving goodbye to the man and continued to walk. After a while of thinking, we came up that he talked Hindi. Hindi is also a very large spoken language in Fiji. And in the evening we decided that we should learn us a little bit of Hindi before we were going back to Sweden again.

Over and above their three languages so have the Fiji islands about 40 dialects and they are so different so people who speaking different dialect do not understand each other. The dialects in Sweden isn't so different each other so in Sweden can people who speaking different dialects understand each other very well.

In Sweden, we have many dialects but linguists have divided the dialects into larger main areas. So it is now six main areas. So it is one "group" of the dialects into the south and one for dialects in north etc. In every landscape, it's different dialects.

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Hey! Today we went to a museum just to learn a little more about the history. We got very interested from yesterday's paper that we found. I mean, after reading that piece of paper we realized that we didn't know so much about the country. So we actually ending up renting a car and drive 3 hours to a museum that the hotel recommended. At first, we thought that it wasn't necessary to drive so long but then we thought that it could be nice and see the nature on the other side, (the museum were on the other side of the island).

When we came into the museum building it smelled like old wood and on a sign, it stood ''We hold a remarkable collection, which includes material dating back 3700 years''. We started to look around and the first thing we saw was the 3 symbols of Fiji. The first symbol was, of course, their flag. We think that it's a very beautiful flag with many colors. It's not that boring as the Swedish flag. The second symbol is a whale tooth that symbolizes piece. You wear the tooth as a necklace and maybe this is the why many people have teeth on their necklaces. The last symbol is the coat of arms that consists of a lion, palms, bananas and a dove.

At the museum, we did read a lot of things. Everything was interesting because we (in Sweden) has a much more of a different history. The following things are the things that did catch our interest a little bit more than the rest.

- The islands were discovered by the dutch, Tasman, in 1643.

- Great Britain colonized the Fiji islands and with that, the Great Britain started to recruit thousands of Indians as plantations workers. (This happened under the 1800s). In 1970 the Fiji islands got their independence.

- Because of the Indians that were placed on the Fiji islands, it has been conflicts and by that the military has had the control of everything since 1987, but know (in 2014) there has been a return to the democratic.

As we think it is, the Fiji islands and Sweden are just too different places. We are on two completely different sides of the world, we have a different history, dishes, culture, environment and much more. The Fiji islands are their own country and aren't so much influenced by another country (like we in Sweden are by the US) and that are maybe why many people want to come to Fiji.

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Hi! We went to the beach today and suddenly we were both very hungry so we went to the nearest restaurant and ordered a lunch. On the table, we saw a piece of paper that had the title "Facts about Fiji". We took this little piece of paper with us and when we came home we sat down on the bed and read it. The facts about Fiji was so interesting so we thought that we could write it down here for you guys:

- Fiji's total area is 18 274 km².

- The islands surrounded by coral reef and are covered by rainforest.

- The two most important islands in Fiji is Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.

- In the island "Viti Levu" is the biggest city in Fiji and it's also the capital that has the name Suva.

- The islands are mountainous and they can be up to 1 300 meters over the sea. And the islands are covered by tropical forests. Tomanivi is the biggest mountain in Fiji and it is 1 324 m.

- The temperature is about 25 degrees all year.

- The population is about 915 303.

- Fiji's coast is 1 129 km.

- The flag of Fiji is bright blue with Fiji's state arms and the British union flag. The bright blue background on the flag symbolizes the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Ocean plays an important part in the lives of the islanders, the fishing industry and the huge tourist trade.

There is some difference between Fiji and Sweden. Sweden and Fiji have completely different cultures and environments. Sweden is pretty much bigger than Fiji. The total area in Sweden is 447 435 km². So Fiji is very small. Sweden doesn't have any rainforest because Sweden is not located near the equator and it is just countries near the equator that the rainforests are. And as we said before so are Fiji covered by rainforest so it's a very difference between Sweden and the Fijian environment. But it's very cool to be in another culture and experience new environments. We like it. And something we also like very much is that the temperature is 25 degrees about every day. In Sweden, it's different weather depending on what season it's. It's hot and sweaty in Fiji all year round but in Sweden it's just hot in the summer (if it's even that). We think it's nice sometimes to leave Sweden, specially in the winter times. Just because it's so damn cold when it's winter.

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HELLO! It's has been a nice morning and we have eaten homemade buns, also called Topoi. On these, we had butter and jam. It's like a breakfast bun in Sweden but much sweeter. We didn't like it too much just because it's was so sweet with the jam and the sweet bun. With the bun, we drank tea. Nellie's tea was made of Fiji grass and Matilda's was made of black tea leaves. That's kind of weird because in Sweden you always drink coffee instead of tea in the mornings, or many people prefer coffee.

With the bun and tea, we had loads of fruit.

After being on the beach for some hours we decided to order lunch from the beach club house. Nellie ordered a fish soup called taro. It's pretty amazing how much fish they are eating here. On the menu, there are always at least 8 dishes with fish. Like in Sweden we don't eat fish that often, maybe once a week.

Matilda got rourou (dalo leaves) and boiled tapioca (kind of like rice). We have heard that tapioca have good carbohydrates so it would be a success in Sweden because many people loves training and eating right.

Before getting back to the hotel we shared a pie, the pie was filled with pineapple and we also got steamed pudding. We didn't eat all of eat because it was much sugar and we wanted to save our appetite for dinner.

For dinner, we decided to take something traditional. We went with Lovo and Kokoda. Lovo is a festive meal that is often eaten when it's a special event like a wedding. It's chicken, fish and meat cooked in the underground and it takes about 2-3 hours to cook it. We thought it would taste like soil or something but it tasted very good.

Kokoda is raw mackerel. So when the waiter came with the dish we were shocked and we thought it wouldn't taste good but it did. The raw fish was sour from the lemon and hot from the chili. It was a good combination. Then the fish was saturated with coconut milk.

We are very impressed with the healthy and fresh food that we have been served. It's exciting every time we take up the menu because we aren't used to eating so much fruit and fish. Also, the way they're using spices in a different way than we do in Sweden is interesting.

We also feel very great in our stomach because here you don't eat so mcuh of prossesed foods as you do in Sweden.

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Today we have arrived at our destination. Sheraton Fiji Resort is the name of our hotel and it's so beautiful here. When we got there we were served two drinks with no alcohol and they tasted very, very good so we are very excited for the rest of our days here in Fiji.

They are so welcoming and nice here and that makes us feel like we are home Today we have visited Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park and we were there for about two hours. We saw sand dunes they were about 45 m high and they can be up to be 60 m high. We don't have something like this in Sweden and we have never seen sand dunes before. We think that it was a very nice experience that we will never forget. We recommend it to people who wants to experience Fijian culture, history and wilderness.

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Hi guys! So today is the day that we are going to Fiji islands! We are sooooooo excited. It has been 1 year now since we decided to fly to the Fiji islands. We can't wait!

We are going with flight from Copenhagen to Nadi. It's going to take about 16 hours to get there, so we can point out that it's going to be a long and exhausting day.

SEE U LATER!

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Hej!

I helgen var det New York fashion week. Fashion week tror vi det flest vet var det är men om inte så ska vi förklara. Det är helt enkelt ett event där designers visar upp sina nya kollektioner. Svårare än så är det inte. Den kollektionen som vi föll för mest var Rihannas kollektion för puma. Kollektionen är väldigt cool men samtidigt elegant. Nu kanske ni inte fattar riktigt vad vi menar med elegant men det är som hon har tagit något som var menat att vara fint/elegant och gjort det coolt. Rihanna själv säger att hon blev inspirerad av japansk street style med en underton av goth.

Det vi älskar mest om kollektionen är skorna på bilden nedanför. Egentligen är det inget speciellt med skorna men det är enkelheten som gör skorna snygga. Sen tycker vi att det är rätt fränt att skorna är i mocka med lite platåsula.

​Köp skorna HÄR

men tyvärr är dem slutsålda på pumas officiella sida..men du kan hitta dem på ebay för 1850 kr...

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