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... in my shorts than there is at Coldingham bay...Not pleasant for the rest of the bus journey to our first overnight stop of Mango Bay. This arrival was hindered however with a flat tyre about 10km away. This gave us a chance to chat a bit more and crack open a beer or two on a rocky beach. Before long the spare was on and we continued on to Mango bay resort, where upon arrival we were impressed with. Nice enough dorms and beds. We were whisked straight away upon arrival to ...
... Kava ceremony, which is a drink that is very sacred to their culture, and originally reserved for their royalty. It does have mild medicinal properties (it makes you sleepy), so we are going to retire early (again) tonight.
In addition to the kava ceremony, we were invited to watch a traditional Fijian singing and dancing performance (called a "meke"), which reminded us a lot of both the New Zealand Maori ...
... site. When I passed by the municipal market near Royal Hotel, someone called me from the inside. That was Dawson. I had cheap lunch in the market and enjoyed talking with Dawson there. She was a moneylender and it seemed she had many customers. Then she invited me to her village with waterfalls. I was happy because that was exactly the experience which I had expected in Fiji. At around half past four, she called it a day and left for her village with ...
... a high collar in order to be conservatively dressed for the village) was made from quite thin fabric which, when wet, would go see through... Awkward times for me. Luckily I had brought a Sulu (traditional item of Fijian clothing) with me on the walk and was able to wrap this around my shoulders for the walk back to Dan's house.
Once back at Dan's I was able to get changed out of the shorts I was wearing and into a skirt I'd had the foresight to bring with ...
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A huge advantage for Toberua Island is it's brilliant chef. Top notch food during a candlelit dinner on the beach, with the island band singing in the background is absolute paradise for me.
We spent two nights at Toberua and I was very sad to leave.
**You can rent the island out for only $6000 per night (when you split that up between 15 couples, it's really not that expensive at all.