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Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

it’s so strange to think that a week from now we’ll be back at home in hawaii… i can’t believe how fast the time has flown by since we started this adventure back in january. on our drive back to auckland, jess and i had time to reflect over the highlights of our travels, the amazing friends we’ve made along the way, the new foods we tried, and how much we’ve learned about ourselves and each other.

i guess in a way, its appropriate that we’ve landed in fiji. it seems to be where everyone comes to get married, fall in love, and rekindle old flames while soaking up the sun. we definitely feel like the old married couple. in the past six months, we’ve gotten to that point where we finish each others’ sentences and laugh at jokes and stories beginning with the opening line. people asked us from the beginning if we were sisters, but we seem to get that question more frequently now. we’ve found many similarities to strengthen our friendship, and also worked through the inevitable differences, and learned to celebrate our individual quirks along the way. with all the stress of travel, i think we’ve done a good job of balancing things out. when one of us is stressed, the other steps it up. and as much as i do love solo travel, i couldn’t imagine having done this trip without her.
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