Fiji Day 5: A trip into the village of Naidi, SavuSavu.

Hi Love Bugs,

I know it has been awhile since my last post, so please accept my apologies. I have been adjusting to the time change and jet lag! Yes, it really is as bad as everyone makes it seem. Sean says it is all mental, and he luckily has not suffered. I, along with many people that I have spoken to are suffering from a bad case of it. I finally have begun to feel normal this weekend, and it has been a full 8 days since I landed. This post will showcase our last full day in Fiji. We went into the village of Naidi, experienced the culture, tasted their homemade ice cream, and did a little shopping. We are so incredibly blessed to live the life we do in the USA. Yes, Fiji is complete paradise, but the Fijians who live there really do live in villages. The homes were like nothing I have seen in the U.S. Many homes had blankets covering the windows with tin roofs and concrete bricks that made up the frame of the house. Out of respect, I did not photograph or post any photos of the houses and people around them. Below you will find pictures of the village streets and markets. It was truly an eye opening experience, and I feel incredibly blessed to have had the upbringing I did. When we finally got back to the resort, we did a lot of relaxing, and then got ready for another ocean front private dinner.
We, for the first time ever, got to see the moon rise from the ocean. It was remarkable and like nothing I have ever seen! I had no idea the moon was even capable of rising like this.ย The moonlight was just beautiful.

The ocean opposite of the village.
The ocean opposite of the village.
There were 3 natural hot water springs outside of the village. Some Fijians wait there turn and cook there dinner over these hot springs.
There were 3 natural hot water springs outside of the village. Many Fijians wait their turn to cook dinner over these hot springs to save money on electricity bills.

The biggest sea urchins I have ever seen! This goes to show how clear the water was!
The biggest sea urchins I have ever seen! This goes to show how clear the water was!

Below you will find different pictures of the village streets and markets:

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This is taro root. Sean and I had so many taro chips. They were to die for! They tasted like homemade baked tortilla chips.

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For those of you who know Sean and I, you know we LOVE ice cream. We ate homemade Fijian ice cream, and it was soo incredibly good. It was so smooth and creamy. We got Caramel flavored ice cream, and it cost $5 FJD which converts to $2.70 USD. We got more than enough for the two of us. Usually Sean and I spend about $10 USD when getting ice cream.DSC_0313DSC_0315DSC_0311DSC_0312

After we got back to the resort, we enjoyed a beautiful sunset, and some traditional Fijian Polynesian dance.ย DSC_0325DSC_0353DSC_0350

 

Our dinner was absolutely wonderful. We had surf and turf for our last night at the resort. It was truly the biggest lobster Sean and I have ever seen. It was marinated so well! We did not need melted butter at all. As I stated earlier, the true beauty of our dinner came from the moonlight. We have never seen the full moon rise over the water like it did before our eyes at Namale. Truly
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We miss Fiji with all of our heart and soul. We are having withdrawls. It was such a magnificent experience, and I highly recommend this beautiful country to anyone looking for a tropical retreat. I will post our last day there soon.

Goodnight, love bugs! Until next time.

Christina

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