Exploring Nadi Fiji – Going to a Local Village

So we had spent about a week in Suva and had a blessed time together and with family.  We decided to go to Nadi where the international capital was and spend the remaining couple days before I have to fly back to work in North Carolina.  We passed lots of interesting sites along the way, such as this container business. It appeared from the sign that people were using converted units for office space.



Lots of greenery along the way.


Houses were not far off the main road and you could see people cooking and hanging up cloths,  Living daily life.


Once we arrived and had checked in to the hotel we both felt the hunger pangs and decided to go get some food.  Here we are eagerly waiting for out lamb curry.  yum!


We stayed at the Tokatoka Hotel Fiji  Which was a really nice place, not far from the airport.  Pool, Waterside, Restaurant, Spa, all in house.  Or you can also get a taxi and go to town where there are plenty of shops and restaurants.


We were asking the hotel taxi driver about local villages and he said hey you can go on a village tour its only $5 fijian.  So we decided to do that the next day.  We drove around the valley and got a really nice tour by car.  Then we headed to the village.


Here we are in one part of the village.  Surrounding houses in the outer area of village was home to about 1000 locals.


The village church.


Memorial stone with different names of I believe pastors that had served in that church.


This is the village drum, the is what was used in olden days to summon send messages through the valley, the sound carries very far.


Holding the wooden drum clubs.


And our tour guide is getting worried that I might be getting ready to summon the village. No worries I didn’t beat the drum.


We walked back around the church and went and bought some handicrafts that the local ladies of the village had made and then we left the village and went back to nap during the hot afternoon.


So we had a blessed time and then the time came for me to get back to work again.  Us together before I went through security.  Till we meet again my God hold you in the palm of his hand.  Love you Dear.



Los Angeles a little over 10 hours away.  Strong tailwind of 117 km an hour helped push the plane over the pacific.



Exploring Suva Fiji – Beautiful Weather

Taking one of the many taxi rides to get around Suva.  They had multiple roads under construction at the same time so was tough to get around some places.


Here a couple fishermen either heading to fish or selling there catch along the harbor. Boats would go up and down the wharf and people who wanted fish would flag them down to buy  fish.


Some nice trees along the wharf.


One of the many bus stops throughout the city.


View of some of the different boats in the harbor.


Glassy water.


A cruse ship briefly stopped in and the passengers were able to get out and shop.


Park in Suva by the McDonald’s.


View accross one section of Suva.  You can see the Ocean below if your at the right vantage point.


Getting some fried rice at the MCHH Mall food court.


Here we were at the new Taiwanese Restaurant that just opened in Suva.


Family Crossing the street, holding hands and making a group trek across the road.


Demodar City Shopping Center, always busy and full of cars and a popular destination.  MHCC and Demodar City two very popular shopping centers in Suva.


Hanging out at Gloria Jeans Coffee at MHCC.  Good to be together.