Bula Fiji

Trip Start Jul 15, 2004
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Trip End Apr 05, 2005


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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Bula

A few more interesting things about Fiji.

There is a very Indian feel to the place. Back in the days of the British Empire 1000`s of people were brought over from India to work on the sugar plantations. They have been here ever since. This goes towards making the cities very hectic. All hustle and bustle. Competition rules. I was on my way into an Internet cafe today, when up popped a little Indian bloke who suggested I should use his cafe instead. I am easily lead so I agreed to go along. Upon seeing this the woman in the shop I was about to enter rushed to the door to try and save her customer. A furious price was broke out between the two of them, which resulted in my gaining two hours of Internet use for about 75p.

Bula is the local greeting here. It means hello, how are you?, nice to meet you, hope you are well, please come into my shop, do you want a taxi? and virtually anything else you care to use it for. You cannot walk for more than a couple of minutes without being Bula`d.

They have wild Minor birds here. They hang around on street corners in gangs. They can look quite menacing with there bright yellow eyes. They are pretty sneaky and will steel the food from your plate if you are not looking. I have nearly been robbed a couple of times.

We saw the following sign in our hostel today.

Work in Progress
Be Aware
We are sorry for
any convenience
caused.
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