Fiji Village Life
Throughout my great trip to Fiji, one thing I found quite striking is the cultural importance of Fiji Village Life. You will undoubtedly pass through numerous villages throughout Fiji when you get out and about, and even meet lots of friendly locals.
There is a large difference between where you stay at your flash five star resort with all the other foreigners, and the very simple and basic Fiji Village Life. For example, some places don’t have electricity or running water yet, and life is very simple, and self sustaining.
Most of the food is grown by themselves – such as cassava, taro and their meat. Some of the excess is sold in town at markets. Other villages supplement their income via tourism. It’s a pretty subsistence life out there!
Fiji Village Life in Pictures
But regardless of their situation, everyone in Fiji is happy. I call Fiji the ‘Nation of Smiles and Waves’ because you’ll be doing a lot of that on your visit here.
So, Fiji Village Life is easy in some ways, but hard in others.
Regardless of their situation, Fijians are more than willing to make you feel welcome, and it’s one of the friendliest places I’ve ever visited. I wasn’t hassled once by anyone, and their hospitality is genuine. I think being hospitable to others is pummelled into Fijians as kids.
Even though I was sent on a press trip, I thoroughly recommend anyone to take a trip there. Fiji caters for so many people, from backpackers to families, and I met people who were on their multiple repeat visit! I’m keen to do the same!
You might need this Fiji (Travel Reference Map).
Anyway, I’d like to thank Tourism Fiji and all associated parties for providing a great week out to experience this great country.
Bula!, and thanks!