Savusavu Local Customs

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    Beautiful local flowers

    by globetrott Updated Feb 19, 2012

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    You will find such beautiful flowers inside the building, where the tenderboats will take you ashore. There will also be local ladies offering such flowers as a welcome-present to the passengers of the big cruiseships (my last picture)!

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    Funny inscriptions galore

    by globetrott Written Feb 19, 2012

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    The local people speak english, but sometimes they use quite a funny spelling , so watch out for inscriptions at the local market, at the shops etc.
    NO sitting on the table ??? - whats wrong about that ?

    Please click here for an easy reading of this page !

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    Bula Bula !

    by globetrott Written Feb 19, 2012

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    Bula or Bula, Bula is something that you will hear quite often, when you take a walk on any of the Fiji Islands. Bula is the local word for "hello, how are you?" and a lot of people will great tourists as well that way in the streets.
    It is always ment in a friendly way, and almost never it is just a way to get in contact with a potential customer. When-ever you go inside a shop and just take a look around without buying anything they still stay nice and friendly and I also found lots of local people who like to chat with tourists !

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    Fences made of Banana-leaves

    by globetrott Written Feb 19, 2012

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    Look at this great way to use Banana-leaves in order to decorate your fences. And all of these works of art will also last for plenty of years, they might loose their bright green color and turn grey, but they will not fall apart. I have bought a very simple bag made of such leaves in Haiti about 30 years ago and it remained strong all of these years.

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    Try some local beer : Fiji Bitter

    by globetrott Written Feb 19, 2012

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    Fiji Bitter is a local beer that I tried in a small bar on the beach. The taste is a bit different than a beer would taste at home in Europe, but it was very refreshing on that very hot day in the Fiji Islands !

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    Padi Divers, Kajaks & more

    by globetrott Written Feb 19, 2012

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    You dont need to book anything in advace onboard of your cruiseship, as you will find a lot of stands like in my main picture here, where you can book for some great sports right on the spot.
    And even with such a giant cruiseship beeing in port with around 2000 passengers and about 800 crew, there seemed to be enough equipment to be rented there for all of those beeing interested !

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    The "fastest Internet in the world" ?

    by globetrott Updated Feb 19, 2012

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    Well, I tried it out and did not find any hint for that slogan, but at least the internet-speed was not lower than what I was used to in Europe.
    This internet-cafe is about 300m to the left, when you come from the tenderboats and the fees that they charged me for half an hour were also not high at all.
    They had about 10 terminals there and it was actually the cheapest place for checking my e-mails during that cruise.

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    ATMs and Western Union

    by globetrott Written Feb 19, 2012

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    Western Union seems to be anywhere in the world anyway, but it was good for me to see that there are also some ATM-machines and a few banks in Savusavu, so you can withdraw some local money there during your vacation.

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    Telephone-booths with a "hook"

    by globetrott Written Feb 19, 2012

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    Watch out for the typical telephone-booths, that mostly will include a special ecoration that looks like the fork of Poseidon, although it is something completely different: It is the top of the mast of the traditional sailingboats of the Fiji Islands, see such a mast-end in my last photo, it was taken in the Fiji-museum in Suva.

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