We had an amazing weekend with our friends the Stanfords. Stanfords, Mike and I were asked to speak in a small branch "out in the bush" and so we decided to make a weekend of it and see a part of Fiji we had not seen before. Our first night we stayed in a rustic place called Takalana. It has a beautiful view of the ocean, but it was cloudy and so the pictures don't show the beautiful view very well.
These are rafts made out of bamboo tied together, called billibillis. The Fijians go up and down the rivers on them carrying their goods.
A family traveling on a billibilli. If they are going upstream they use a pole and push the billibilli.
This family was selling bananas on the side of the road. $1 a bunch. There are little stands like this all over with the people doing their best to support themselves by selling fruit and vegetables.
Dinner at Wananavu.
Sunday Morning we left Wananavu resort and traveled into the bush to the little village of Saioko. We picked up the branch president and he guided us there. It is a good thing we had him with us because I don't know if we would have found Saioko without him. It was a rough, muddy road and took about 2 hours to travel 28 kilometers.
A bure in a village we drove by on our way to Saioko.
|We parked in front of this sign. (some of the letters are missing.) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints All Welcome.|