Scenes from Fiji
© Duane Zehr
February 16-26, 2002
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The "doublewide" bure on Matangi. Note the resident cat lounging in the foreground. The beach at Matangi Island Resort. The M/V Princess II, a liveaboard dive boat, is moored off shore. Construction of a new dining bure on Matangi, stopped by the coup d'etat in 2000. Jonathan the fruit bat hangs around on Matangi. Students line up outside Naiviivi Primary School on Qamea, where the theme of the week is tolerance. Students clean up the classroom after school on Qamea.
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A student peeks through the wall of the school in the village of Naiviivi on Qamea. Dancing with the "village people" in Naiviivi. The women of the village of Naiviivi get some help with one of their songs from a little girl. The chief of Naiviivi on Qamea receives the kava we brought when visiting his village. Melinda receives a bowl of Kava at the village on Qamea. Don samples Kava on Qamea while sporting his colorful sulu.
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Jill appears less than thrilled with her first sample of Kava. The Tavoro Waterfalls at Bouma National Heritage Park on Taveuni. The dive staff tries to keep the dive boat from sinking completely on our last morning on Matangi. The staff, and a resident dog, turn out to sing farewell songs as we leave Matangi. The lush gardens of Kulu Eco Park on the Coral Coast of Viti Levu. One of the friendly creatures at the Kulu Eco Park on Viti Levu.