Thursday, May 13, 2010
Vacation - The Final Chapter
For all of you blog readers that aren't sick of my recent posts, I have one more.
I think it would be remiss of me to talk about my vacation without mentioning the local people and culture. I have to say that the Fijian people are some of the most friendly people I have ever met. Relaxed and laid back but don't be deceived...they are some of the most phsyically fit and healthy people out there. Must be all that coconut tree climbing and rugby, me thinks.
Max took this picture as well as the one of the guy with the torch below. I think we have another budding photographer in the family. He and his cousin Daniel managed to befriend all the Fijian guys who worked at the resort. By the end of our trip they were all on first name terms. Talk about socialites.
We were treated to some fire walking and firedancing. So glad they didn't call for volunteers for this one. I could just see myself launching one of their fire ball things into the crowd or catching their grass skirts on fire.
Max and his cousin Daniel were taught how to climb coconut trees and harvest coconuts. You never know when that skill may prove handy.
We watched the locals beat the Lali drum every night to call people to dinner.
And let me leave you with this image...another of Max's photos. Looking at these guys NEVER gets old :-)