The tour package we opted for was called the Vuda Lookout Tour. It took us to the Vuda lookout, Viseisei Village, The Garden of the Sleeping Giants, the fruit and vegetable market, and into Nadi to see the Hindu temple. The trip to the fruit market and Nadi temple is only included in the morning tour, so we opted to do that one since our flight from Los Angeles arrived in Fiji at 5am. We were picked up at our hotel at 8am, where our day began.
The Fruit and Vegetable Market
When you go to any foreign country, a visit to the local market is something that can open your eyes to its culture and cuisine. There are so many different things to look at, at a market that you can easily spend an afternoon wondering what all of these intriguing items are used for.
Our stop at the local food market was brief, but insightful. Our guide told us the many things that they use for their meals, showed us some plants, and answered any questions we had. The traditional Fijian root vegetable that I talked about in my post from the trek to Mt. Batilamu is shown below. It is bland on its own, but goes really well with side dishes. It is equivalent to rice and potatoes, in a way.
Stay tuned for the next post on the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple.