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Fiji Islands : Nadi






Con Xabi , Mitra y Michael , en Fiji .

Xabi , Mitra and  Michael ,  Fiji .



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 .



Playa , en Nadi .

Beach  ,  Nadi .


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 .



Almohada fijiana .

Fijian pillow  .


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 .



Mitra , planchando .

Mitra , do the ironing .


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 …



Michael , mezclando el Kava .

Michael ,   Kava s ritual  .


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 .



Tomando kava , en Nadi .

Having  kava ,  Fiji  .



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 .




Patatas fijianas .

Fijian potatoes  .


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 .




Daños coalterales del kava .

kava effect  .




De fiesta  , en Nadi .

Partying  ,  Nadi .



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 .




Tomando el te , en Fiji .

Having  tea ,  Fiji .




Pescado y espinacas con salsa de coco .

Fish  and  spinachs with  coconut sauce  .



En casa de Shila , un rincon para el hinduismo .

Shila´s home  , hinduism .


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 .



Tomando kava con Xabi , en Nadi .

Having  kava with  Xabi .




Shila y su marido .

Shila and her husband  .


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 .



Con Shila y su familia , en Nadi .

Shila and her  family  .




Con Xabi , Shila y su familia .

Xabi , Shila and her  family  .




De barbacoa , en Nadi .

Barbeque,  Nadi .




Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!


Sunday 5th of June 2016

Nice to read (: I'm quite keen on Fiji. Been back since or planning to go again?

Ruben Arribas

Sunday 5th of June 2016

Hey Flipi, I´m planning to start a trip from Russia to China who knows later. But I would like going back there :)


Friday 18th of September 2015

Fiji is high on my list of places to Visit. Hopefully very soon. Alex


Saturday 19th of September 2015

Its paradise !!


Saturday 17th of January 2015

The Indian food in the fiji sounds good! I´m looking forward to make some friends on my way to fiji next months !


Sunday 18th of January 2015

You will get new friends :)