Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bula from Fiji - Days 18 - 19

Day 18 - Depart from Auckland to Figi
We headed for the airport in the morning for our flight to Fiji, arriving here about 4:30 p.m..  Again we had a fantastic view from our room. 
Day 19 - Fiji
We started our day with a tour of the local marketplace which was loaded with fresh produce.  Next we went to a Fijian village where we participated in a welcoming ceremony and were served a great Fijian lunch.  Before heading back to the hotel, we went to a K-8 school that Grand Circle helps support.  The students put on a show, then individual students escorted us to show off their classroom. Beautiful smiles and large almond eyes abound. Tonight we had a traditional Fijian dinner with entertainment including fire-walking. 
Here are peppers and ginger.  Other areas were filled with tropical fruits and many other vegetables.
Bonnie is greeted with a lei.
Our Lunch - Sitting on the floor was a real challenge!


The girl on the right was my host.  She did a traditional dance for our group.

                                     Bonnie and I with the senior fire-walker

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