Rip Van Winkle
THERE WAS NO TAX DAY FOR ME!
That's right, April 15, 2009, did not exist! How many people can actually say that? Just those on the plane with me...
I'm still amazed that the human race even flies. When I saw the MASSIVE metal bird sitting on the tarmac I was sure it wasn't getting an inch (actually a millimeter -- gotta start talking metric!) off the ground.
Fiji -- even from the aerial/airport -- is heavenly; azure sky and sea; volcanoes; baby islands popping up everywhere.
The climate, metric system & the British lingo will take some getting used to on my part. The most difficult: driving. Just to illustrate my point...
...I emerged from the Brisbane (pronounced "briz-bin") terminal excited to be done with 15 hours of flying and enjoy the gorgeous weather. I looked left, no cars in sight, and bolted across the street, then screeched to a halt as a taxi zipped by from the right! My first moment in Australia & I almost myself killed because the U.S. drives opposite of the world!!!!