We've been thoroughly enjoying the sights, people and FOOD of the city!!! (Suva has terrific, cheap Indian and Chinese restaurants, from hole in the walls (our favorites) to pretty posh eateries).
One day, while poking around the craft markets for a few souvenirs, we found a booth owned by Max, a great young Suvan guy. He had the best crafts we've found in Fiji, and it turned out that he gets some of the carvings "raw" from carvers in Fulaga, and has them finished here in Suva. He also knew several friends of ours on other yachts, and invited us to visit him and his family in their village nearby for some kava and dinner.
Last night we took a cab to Suvavou Village and had a wonderful visit with Max, wife Marry, and his immediate and extended family.
Vinaka vakalevu, Max and Marry, for a great evening.
|"This thing come with a manual?????"|
And finally, here's one of our favorite streets in Suva....guess they were going to replace the sign, but it was.......
It looks like the weather is finally clearing after about 2 weeks of rainy, squally conditions, so we plan to head south tomorrow to the Kadavu area. Home of the Astrolabe Reef, the island group is known for its terrific diving. We hope to stay for about a week, before heading back up here to Suva to wait for our weather window for the passage back to New Zealand for the summer. Stay tuned!