VOROVORO FIJIAN ISLAND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Come to a REAL Fijian Island and live in an eco-cultural sustainable village:
Minimum stay: 1 week. Stays up to to 6 months possible.
Live with Fijian people, Fijian style, on a 2 mile long VOROVORO island, part of the Mali group of islands, north of Fiji's larger island of Vanua Levu
Some “interesting” observations
Set among the caves and cliffs of the Lavengatonga beach on Tongatapu, Oholei offers a variety of things to keep you smiling. You can enjoy dinner and a floor show on Wednesday and Friday nights, an afternoon feast and gospel music on Sundays, or you can dance and enjoy the fire at the monthly full moon bonfire.
The name Oholei comes from Oho, the Tongan word for food for a journey, and lei the Hawaiian word for necklace of flowers. You can easily find both on this lovely beach.
I spent the day today with my hands in the dirt. It is such a great feeling to be one with the earth and the food you eat every now and again and I get to help! It is refreshing to have the organic push come from someone other than me. I am totally on board of course, but others care! Needless to say it has been great getting back to work.
Dexter Poindexter has nothing on us cause we really “feel on fire.” The first 3 days we were in Tonga were extremely torrid. Trying to come up with a description of the early afternoon sun we could only surmise the word-blowtorch. It wasn’t just us, everyone commented on the heat and no one moved much between noon and 4pm. We have no thermometers but it was probably around 95F and very humid with no breeze. Later we had a fisherman tell us they fish at night because “if you fish during the day the sun fishes you.”
Well I realize I have been grumpy lately and my emails have showed that. I guess it is easier to write when it is venting frustrations. So a few days ago I found myself sitting on a cinder block fence waiting for a bus. Nakolo is on Halaliku (cliff road) and I had a beautiful view of the cliff, or hill and the ocean and ‘Eua the neighboring big island. It was a gorgeous sunny day and I was sitting in the shade, the one place that you can think of the sun as gorgeous in the tropics.
Here are the answers to a few questions I thought you all might be interested in:
What are you counterparts?
Friday morning March 20th and I am up early and excited, we fly to Ha’a Pai today for a weekend vacation. We wanted to fly earlier in the week but all the flights were full. As it turns out all the previous flights this week were canceled due to ash in the air from the volcano erupting near here, serendipitous.
Our flight was the first out in 3 days, necessitating a larger plane to carry all the canceled passengers. (We flew just off the still smoldering new island and got some pretty good photos)