Tsulu Beach Bunkhouse and Apartments
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... is bundled for her lunch.
Meanwhile, irresistably gorgeous children have gathered around. We follow them back to their house with Seru and get a chance to peek inside a typical Fijian village home... a rudimentary corrugated iron three room dwelling with a wood-fired, open stone chimney fireplace for a kitchen and an outside bathroom.
All the while, we are filled in with details of village life, tribal customs and family arrangements. It is easily the ...
... days here and the low occupancy rate this week lends itself to congregating.
There is a small sales team of young guys, from mostly the southern states of the US. They are here for at least a year to sell land at an associated residential estate a little further down the road... and maybe housing packages beyond that. There are beachfront blocks of about half an acre each in a gated development that will retail for around US$600,000.
Cathy Reymond also joins as ...
... wooden souvenirs and mats. Many have sewing machines with mainly Indian ladies taking alterations or making clothes to request.
The food market has an assortment of familiar and strange produce. It is ruled by the 'barrow boys' who wheel their wheelbarrows up and down the aisles delivering goods and clearing rubbish. Some are using them for resting or sleeping in but a photo isn't achievable at the time.
A little closer to ...
Between mouthfuls, we chat to David the activities guide, and sort out an excursion or two. We learn much about Fiji and it's culture from him. Karen, the general manager stops for a chat too, and reveals that Jacques Reymond is in residence this week to finesse the catering. Tough gig. For him and us!
Our breakfast on Fijian time winds up around 1pm! The next hour - until lunch! - is for reading on the day beds.
It is still mostly overcast ...
... practices of the country; making people idol and thus damaging productivity and family ties. Both sides have their validity- guess its another fine example of too much of anything is detrimental.
Personally one of the loveliest elements of Fijian culture is their happy, laid back outlook , derived mainly because they do not have the huge anxieties of making money. The village chief appoints land to be so there is no rental costs and fruit, vegetables and fish ...