Trip Start Jul 15, 2004
52Trip End Apr 05, 2005
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They have a popular drink here called Kava. It is made by getting some young native girls to chew on the root of the plant until it becomes a paste. They then spit it into a big bowl and mix it with water. Everyone then sits around and drinks it out of half a coconut shell. In remote areas it is considered a sacred ceremony. In places frequented by tourists its more of an excuse to sit around and have a laugh.
It is not alcoholic but more of a narcotic that makes your body very relaxed while leaving your mind fully active. The hangover produces extreme laziness. If ask a local what time something will happen they will say "Fiji Time" i.e. whenever they get round to it. Nothing gets done in a rush.