Destination, Fiji

Faces of Fiji

Children of Fiji

During my Kava Ceremony experience, part of Sigatoka River Safari, I ventured into a Fijian village. It was here that I found my home in Fiji and I will always remember my family there. Every child in the village had a smile on his or her face. They were outside and active without being glued to a TV screen or a worrying about internet access. They were friendly and welcoming and proud of their village. It was a beautiful, innocent way to view life. One particular little girl, Mary, took a liking to me and we shared several moments together. We made up a hand clapping game where we added more and more steps until one of us forgot what came next. We both found complete happiness in the simplest game and the afternoon flew by in a blink.

Quickly, I could see how the simplicity of it all was one of the biggest draws to Fiji. Interacting with the village children reminded me that the people of Fiji are what make it special. Children are being taught values and respect and they are growing up with those cultural connections. Smiling, generous, and relaxed, Fijians greet you and everyone they meet with their famous and welcoming ‘Bula’. They are not afraid to wear their heart on their sleeve and love one another.

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24 thoughts on “Faces of Fiji

  1. Xio says:

    Nice! I would imagine Fiji is a great place for interesting photography.

    1. Lesley says:

      It sure is! You can see a few of my Fiji photos at https://www.bucketlistpublications.com/photo-gallery/ 🙂

  2. Lisa says:

    What a great post! I could have kept on reading more about your new home and family in Fiji. Makes me want to plan a trip right now.

  3. Karla says:

    What a fabulous trip!

    The warmth & joy of those persons you met is almost palpable!

    One of the best things about traveling is the amazing people you met, they make you a better person!

    Love the photo of you skydiving! Wow, it must be quite an experience seeing the island and ocean from up there 😉

  4. Xio says:

    Just took a look at the photos. They’re all really nice, but I especially liked that first one of you parachuting and the one of the blue fish on the second page. It’s a very rich color palette there. It would be hard to take a “bad” photo.

  5. Thank you for sharing your travels, enthusiasm and delight with us. and Thank you for being a kind supporter of my blog too! :~)

  6. Meredith says:

    Aren’t Fijian’s THE nicest people, I’ll have to send my favorite photo from there, no such thing as a bad picture from that place!

  7. Oscar says:

    Thanks for sharing what island life gives the local folks. Sorry to be away so long. After our South Africa trip, we came right back into the holiday season and family visits. Now back to winter garden prep while the ground is frozen in the Appalachian Mountains.
    Oscar

  8. ruth says:

    wonderful blog and great photos. 🙂

  9. chi says:

    Very beautiful place.

  10. Jessica says:

    I love your website! Fiji looks beautiful. I someday wish to visit myself.

  11. Regina says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking the post. You seem to be living the dreams of many people, including me. The write-ups and pictures are great. So happy that you can do all this. Stay safe out there.

  12. Awesome, Fiji looks amazing! The Fijian people are so sweet and very tourist oriented #BluaFijiAirways

  13. Jeri says:

    My travel agent friends love Fiji and, especially, the people. I can certainly see why!

  14. Joy X says:

    Marvelous pictures! #BluaFijiAirways

  15. The people sound so friendly and I’d love to experience this first hand! #BluaFijiAirways

  16. Lisa says:

    Love this! Awesome look at the faces and lives of the people of Fiji, rather than just the amazing beaches.

    #BluaFijiAirways

  17. Jenni says:

    I would KILL to skydive in Fiji! I am reliving your trip when I win 🙂 #BluaFijiAirways

  18. Nicole says:

    Awesome! You have some wonderful photos. Fiji looks beautiful!

    #BluaFijiAirways

  19. Katie says:

    I love meeting new people and Fiji seems to be bursting at the seams with awesome folks. I’d love to visit!

    #BluaFijiAirways

  20. Lauren says:

    The people truly can make a place! This makes me even more excited about your #BulaFijiAirways giveaway!

  21. Raven Petty says:

    Look at all those smiling faces! These pics made my day a little better; it was a great break! #BulaFijiAirways

  22. Katie Burwell says:

    Such amazing pictures, experiences, and people/faces of Fiji. What an opportunity this would be! Would be beyond grateful to experience just a taste of what you have. Thank you! #BulaFijiAirways

  23. Nicole says:

    Land of Smiles isn’t just Thailand 🙂 #BulaFijiAirways

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