Its the third largest city in the country . Aproximately , 40 000 people . I spent 5 days . Stopover from New Zealand before coming back home . I didnt visit paradise islands . I just relaxing in this small city .
During the morning , I visited local markets . The weather is tropical , so its little bit warm . My first day in Nadi , I met Michael , who was working in a souvenirs shop . He was trying to sell me some souvenirs and he finally invited me to his home , with his wife Mitra . They were living close to the airport , 10 kilometers far from the city center .
My first day in Michael´s home was relaxing . Washing clothes , with my own hands , eating , reading and drinking coconuts . There was nothing to do there , just resting . At night , when Michael came back home . A big surprise !! He brought another guest , a Spanish guy . His name was Xabi , who was traveling over 2 years in a row , in Asia and Oceania , at that time .
Once Xabi arrived . With reason of his 40´s birthday . We went to the town to celebrate . Walking , eating , having beers , buying food to cook at home …
In Fiji , I tried kava , is a plant in the Pacific , which extract the root and mix with water . They have like a ritual . They put in a bowl a few minutes . Later , they start drinking with the husk of the coconut . Many times that ritual , untill is over the kava . They pronunce some words during the ritual , but no idea of the meaning . The effect that you can get with kava is similar to marihuana , you feel little bit tired , hungry and sleepy .
When we were visiting the city , we met some policeman , who were making a barbeque and they invited us to join . Also they were having kava .
At night , we met again with the policeman , in the city . We were drinking beers in the city center . One of the guys , fell asleep in the gate of the bar .
Walking around Michael´s neighborhood , we met an indian family . Shila and her family were really nice with us . They invited us for a tea , fruits and snacks . Finally Shila cooked an indian dish . She cooked fish with potatoes and full powder of curry .
Fijian people are really friendly . Most of them are bilingual , so they speak Fijian and English . You dont stop making new friends walking around the city and having kava .
From this small fijian town I ended my trip in Asia and Oceania . I went walking to the airport , which was very close . I said goodbye to Xabi , having our last beer in Fiji , before coming back home .