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

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

Restaurant, Helshire Beach, Jamaica
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Virtual Travel: Jamaica

  It's not safe to travel during this global pandemic, but that doesn't mean you can't find inspiration for a future trip. This video is a slideshow of scenes in Jamaica, where we lived for about 1.5 years. I took all the photos and created the background music. It was fun to put this together;… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Jamaica