green coconut pot Manasa Waidroka cooking class Fiji
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Video: Traditional Fijian Cuisine

https://videopress.com/v/HDLd5kMl?preloadContent=metadata Waidroka Bay Resort held a two-day "Cooking Masterclass" on traditional Fijian cuisine this past weekend. Head Chef Manasa taught the course, and he conceived an inventive menu with plenty of techniques I'd never encountered before. It was a fun and creative class, and I learned things that I can try at home. Day 1… Continue reading Video: Traditional Fijian Cuisine

Waidroka Bay resort
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Fiji Day at Waidroka Bay

Waidroka Bay surf and dive resort, Fiji.Fiji Day decor.Table setting for Fiji Day. Lovo dinner.Grog session with Kadavu kava.Our dogs, Jolene and Guthrie. We celebrated Fiji's 50th anniversary of independence at Waidroka Bay Resort. For more on Fiji Day, check out this photo essay. You can learn more about Waidroka Bay here. If you like… Continue reading Fiji Day at Waidroka Bay

Annual Puja and Firewalking Ceremony Suva Fiji
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Video: Annual Firewalking Ceremony in Suva

The annual Puja and Firewalking Ceremony at the Howell Road Sangam Hindu Temple in Suva took place on September 27 this year. This tradition dates back about a century in Fiji. It's quite a show. The puja involves 10 days of fasting by devotees. They pierce their faces, paint themselves with markings, and walk from… Continue reading Video: Annual Firewalking Ceremony in Suva

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Video: Tongan Culture in Fiji

Hubby's colleague invited us this past Saturday for a Tongan cultural tour. She is half-Tongan, half-Fijian, and her family hosted us for a fascinating day that gave us an overview of Tongan heritage in Fiji. We started off at Naroro, a Tongan village in Sigatoka, where we loaded into a van to travel up the… Continue reading Video: Tongan Culture in Fiji

Manasa Waidroka chef
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Waidroka Bay Resort: Chef Manasa

We were back at Waidroka, a surf and dive resort over the weekend. We brought our dogs, Guthrie and Jolene, and we were the only guests. It felt like we were staying at our weekend home. The vibe was chill, as usual, and I had to opportunity to learn more about the house chef, Manasa.… Continue reading Waidroka Bay Resort: Chef Manasa