Top experiences in Fiji so far:
1. Having articles and photographs published in the paper
2. My new Fijian Family
3. Leleuvia Island
4. Swimming next to a Banded Sea snake
5. Trekking through a Rainforest bare foot, and surviving.
6. Photographing the Japanese and American Ambassador
8. Bamboo rafts
9. Fiji’s version of pizza, a base with noodles, grated carrots and shell fish on……
10. O’Reilys Bar, was like walking into a Step Up movie.
Had my travel vaccinations which resulted in me having a MINOR case of mumps (lol) and tonsillitis haha but now that’s overrr, time to learn some Kava Ceremony Etiquette:
- When visiting Fiji you will find yourself taking part in many a Kava ceremony. It is an important aspect of visiting any village and it is customary to present a gift of Yaqona (Kava root) to present to the executive head of the village.
- Clap once with a cupped hand making a hollow sound
- Yell: Bula!
- Drink in one gulp
- Clap three times
- Say: Mathe
You will be offered the option of “high tide,” or “low tide”
How you will feel.
Once you drink, you will probably feel tingling and numbness in your tongue.
Kava is a very mild narcotic and is known to make people feel relaxed. You are guaranteed to have a good nights sleep after a couple of high tides and you will wake up feeling well rested and energized.
Hopefully i will come back with some good photographs !