Tuesday, 27 September 2011

What I wore: Crab Racing

Hello there! Yes, you read correctly! One evening in Mana Island they organised a crab race! There were ten crabs, each with a number painted on its shell. First there was an auction for people to buy a crab - they were all named after a country and a famous person from that country - Dan Carter from New Zealand, Jackie Chan from China, Johnny Wilkinson from England etc etc...

The bf had taken $70 FJD to the crab racing, and I thought that would be MORE than enough for a bit of fun. But NO! We were outbid on every single crab! The most expensive crab was over $100!!

When bidding was finished, they placed all the crabs in the middle of a chalk circle, and the first three crabs to cross the chalk line were the winners. First prize was $370!!!!!!!! Who'd have thought there'd be so much money in racing crabs?!

Introducing the crabs!

Placing one in the middle
A crab making a run for it!
Top, Temt; Trousers, Matalan; Sandals, Primark; Clutch, Body Shop
Shell bracelets, Greece.
White ring, Lanzarote; Necklace, altered from one bought at Diva; Earrings, Shh By Sadie
 


 And when we got back to the apartment we found this tiny guy waiting for us!

14 comments:

  1. We went to a crab race when we were in the Maldives...it's serious stuff!!!
    Love the photo of you in the hammock, you look so chilled. Gorgeous top BTW xoxo
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  2. Ohh man girl you have way too much fun!! I have never heard of this but I am intrigued! You look georg!

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  3. I can't believe this! A crab race? OMG! That' s so funny! You look FABULOUS with that gorgeous top! And say hello to your new friend in the door!
    Xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

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  4. Yah! Such fun! You look great and I love the little "friend" that was waiting for your back at your room:D

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  5. So random! Which crab won? Hope it was NZ :P Love the top hun and those pants look super comfy xx p.s. cute lizard thingy!

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  6. Wow, I didn't even know that crabs could race - don't they move sideways? :P I can't believe how expensive it is to bid either! Your outfit is gorgeous btw, I love your top :).

    Sarah
    xo

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  7. Crab racing? I am surprised by the lucrative opportunities it offers...

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  8. Crab racing?! Wow, I didn't even know that existed, it sounds fun! (Especially with the prizes involved muhah)

    http://www.autumnalfever.blogspot.com/

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  9. Crab race? haha that's funny...Love your outfit!

    http://www.fashionindahat.com/

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  10. great photos would have never thought about crab racing! cute outfit love the top!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

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  11. Haha, crab racing looks like fun - I hope the crabs weren't harmed though!
    Love the top you have on, Sadie. Leopard print is one of my faves!

    xx

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  12. Crab racing? That's amazing and hilarious! I would never have guessed that so much money would be involved! I also wouldn't have had any idea how to dress for something like that, but I think you did really well. Love your leopard top!
    xox,
    Cee

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  13. That looks like a fun and very unique night out. BTW, love the earrings!!
    I have missed your adventures in NZ. I am glad to say I will be back to the blogging world very soon! HUGS
    ~AJ

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  14. Love your dress and pics!
    I just found your blog and I am now following you please check out mine?
    thanks
    ~Sarah
    www.sarahfashionista.blogspot.com

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