a lucky Dream
THE PACIFIC CHAPTER
The Pacific Islnds Fiji is really
relaxing and refreshing especially after Beijing, China.
The sea, the people, the management and the friendly staff like Hakim, Elini, Sirelo and
the other friends helped in making our life marvelous and very special.
The Fijian Shangri-La Resort
shines like a jewel on Yanuca Island. The slogan here is
"Everything You Want, We Have." It is not a joke as we
have everything including crystal clear waters in which you would
want to dive in, just by looking.
Motivation is another thing
on this island. It makes life very easy and the people are so
happy, simple and normal. The monarchy of the Kalevu and Religion
keeps this island together. Diving in Fijian waters, mountain
tracking with the four-wheeler, lagoon cruises and ceremonies
like Meke or Kava with the washing down of Fijian Baby keeps life
tea at the Fijian / a happy gang the fijian cooks
Deep-sea fishing with the
fleet lady, Captain Cook’s Table with
Eleni, picnics on any of the 320 Fijian Islands, the villagers
with their own special charm and food cooked in the ground called
Lovo, the small beautiful hotels all around
the coast line and the magical barrier reefs full of fishes and
other sea life gives you endless possibilities of enjoyment.
I nearly forgot the
fantastic Bounty Rum made here in Fiji, the second largest sugar
producers in the world. The Dark Bounty Rum tastes better than
the Carribean or any other rum. I know this for sure as I have
consumed quite a lot.
first Lovo(between hot stone cooking)in a Restaurant /
a gold medal for that fish at the Fiji cooking exhibition
Tavini, one of the islands
is well-know for the beauty of its huge coconut plantations and
large sharks. There are Hammerheads, Tigersharks, White Tip,
Reefsharks, Nursesharks and Black Tips.
The Fijian believe here in
Tavini that sharks are the ancestors. A shark won’t bite a
good person, it only hurts or eats a lousy human. Every
Wednesday, the sharks ar feed by Adrian’s Cattle Farm.
Adrian who is a shark fanatic feeds them with whole cow guts of
freshly butchered cattle and the meat is thrown on the beach. The
shark’s fins and heads brings the water to boil and the
locals start praying at this sensational show.
still remember the Raki Raki adventure?
left Wolfgang Appeltauer, Andreas Stoessel, Carl van der Husen,
all the Wife's , Juergen Keune and Michael Gross
Mikel, my dive buddy and me
toured all around. We dived Benga waters, the magic island of the
fire worker, Kontiki and Lorelevu, dived Fijian Treasure and
Enjoyed raki-raki with Rosi, Simon,
Patric, Mr. Lee and Tom accompanied by Black Jack, eat Palusami
and Daal soup in the Crows Nest,
drunk Lesters Fijian Riesling wine with Pizza at Casa Blance and
Rum in Singatoka Club or at the Bilo Bar, survived Cyclone Sina
and the few strikes without harm, and gambled over crab races
with Franky at the Black Marlin Bar.
Patrick Lau and right Franky Heng with hotel guest at the Captain
Cooks Chefs table
I could write so much more
as life is ongoing. We left with promises which we can hopefully
fulfill, one day. "We enjoyed ourselves very much in your
outstanding Fiji, Mr.Randiki!"
myself , Santa Sirilo, Hakim and Sing by the Christmas
our farwell gift keeping fiji tradition at my house for ever, Thank You Fiji Friends
Senga Na Lenga! Moce.
Fijian Lovo are the top specialety of
Fijian Folks cooked in a Sandhole. Meats, fish and vegetables
wrapped in palm leafs placed on hot stones and coconut hasks and
covered with sand for 3 hours . This vapeur and roast effectet
meal is served with Miti (coconut milk , chopped onion , lime
juice, garlic and chili) for that special tropical flavour at
events all over Fiji.
Fijian Lovo before and after, when ready ! ( Starship, Thanks for the Photos )
A CREAMY COCONUT SOUP / VAKALOLO
SAUTE FRESH SEASHELLS IN
CHOPPED GARLIC, ONIONS AND CHILLIES. ADD IN FRESH COCONUT MILK
AND LET IT SIMMER FOR A MOMENT. SEASON WITH SALT AND PEPPER.
SPRINKLE FRESHLY CHOPPED BELL PEPPER, AND A LITTLE RED CHILLI
CALLED DYNAMITE, BEFORE SERVING.
SEAFOOD & COCONUT MILK IS
THE MAIN INGREDIENT IN FIJI’S CUISINE.