Qamea along with its Local Community, Northern Fiji – Part Five

Next day out, we’re visiting the local community who entertained us the night before, have invited us to visit the village where they live.

It’s an interesting walk into the lives of very humble Fijians who take this path daily.

Vine-covered trees are just the norm and although humid we’re feeling a nice breeze from the sea.

And who should we run into? Some of the school children about to have their lunch. If you have the opportunity to visit a school, make sure you clear out any pencils, stationery etc to take with you as they appreciate these small tokens to assist them with their everyday learning.

Cute and not too sure about us coming over for the day.

Soon enough we’re met by our host for the day and again inviting us to join them for a morning tea and sing along.
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Quality locally-made handicrafts are for sale which assists the locals in maintaining the school and local’s living expenses. Many of the villagers are employed and trained by Qamea in its daily operations such as hospitality; food and beverage service along with outdoor activities and the upkeep of the property.

The unpretentious Church is set up for everyone to visit and reflect.

Kava, also known by its Fijian name yaqona, is an indigenous plant that has been long used by Pacific Island cultures for its pleasant relaxation effect. In the past it was solely used by Fijian chiefs, but is now enjoyed by everyone. It is still customary and good etiquette to participate.

And at the end of the day, we make our way back through the humungous vegetation and glad there’s a well-worn path to follow.