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... waving and shouting that we should stop the bus and have Kava. It really is one of the most important things on Fiji. It's more powerful than almost any gift and if a man wishes to marry a women here, he doesn't ask for permission by simply asking the father of the bride, he would take kava, this basically means the father cannot refuse and the marriage would go ahead. Following our time at the beach, we were taken sandboarding. This is essentially throwing yourself head first down ...
... 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 ...
... that I was glad to be back on flat land again by the time we reached the river. We decided to swim back across it this time instead of getting on the bamboo rafts and this was actually one of the most fun parts of the treck as the water was cold and refreshing and relaxing to swim in after the hard work of walking for over an hour and a half.
Unfortunately what I had not anticipated was that my chosen 'appropriate' top (a T-shirt covering my shoulders ...
... go through.
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.