Fiji is a luscious and beautiful country consisting of 333 equally beautiful islands. Fiji is run by President Joiji Konrote. The history of Fiji is quite interesting. The people of Fiji are very calm and collected people. They are easy going and if you respect them they will respect you back. When they invite you into their homes you should take of shoes, hats, and sunglasses to be respectful. When you see little kids and want to pat them on the head that would be a bad idea. The history of Fiji is quite interesting. Back in the day cannibalism was a common practice among the fiji islanders. The people of fiji ateach other because the chiefs thought it would make them see all mighty and powerful. The practice of cannibalism came to an end when christian missions came to Fiji to convert everyone. What they say scared them but as time went on more Fijians were converting to Christianity and dropping the act of eating other people. Some people opposed Christianity and went on eating people. Today all the people of Fiji let go of cannibalism and are very sorry for what their ancestors practiced in the past. Now Fijins are made up of all kinds of different cultures. Some are Indians, Chinese, Christian, pure Fijin, and much more.
Fiji is known for its rich indigenous culture and beautiful beaches, rather than its food. But browsing one of the many markets on the island reveals a wealth of fresh produce. These ingredients, along with the creativity of Fijian cooking, results in truly diverse and fascinating cuisine. The basic elements of Fijian cooking consists of sweet potatoes, taro (a yam-like root vegetable), rice, cassava, coconut and fish. The primary cooking methods are either over an open fire or using underground cooking methods. The migration of Indians to Fiji began in the 1870s, when thousands arrived to work in the sugarcane industryWith them they brought new and exciting ingredients from their homeland, and as the cultures merged, a distinctive style of ‘Fijian-Indo’ cooking evolved. For this reason, Fijian cuisine has elements of colorfucurries and spices within it, that its neighboring Pacific countries do not.
Out of all the 333 islands the biggest one is Viti Levu. Viti Levu is the biggest island in Fiji and houses more than 600,000 people. The Fijian capital is also found on the island. It has a total area of 10,389square kilometers, and measures 146 kilometers long and 106 kilometers wide. The island has developed into its present form through a series of geographical events where it was submerged in the sea and buried under massive amounts of lava and volcanic materials. A mountain barrier forms a roughly north-south axis or backbone. The eastern side of the island experiences heavy rainfall, while the western side is drier most of the time. On the west side of the island, sugarcane production is more dominant while dairy industries and cattle ranching are more prominent on the eastern side. Mount Tomanivi (Mount Victoria), is the highest peak in the country and rises to 1,324 meters. Unique insects such as the Giant Fijian longhorn beetle are only found in this island.
The smallest island out of the 333 of them is the Vanua Levu Group. The population here is made up of indigenous Fijians and a melting pot of different cultures: descendants of settlers from India, Europeans, people of mixed race, Chinese, and Pacific Islanders. One thing you can be sure of though, our renowned warmth and hospitality stretches across every group. The bulk of the population speak Fijian and Hindi as their first languages, but we’re united by English. Most people here speak it, and everyone is fluent in helping visitors find their way around. That’s something you never need to worry about when you stop by. There’s one word you’ll hear pretty much everywhere when you’re out and about in Fiji: bula. It’s our universal greeting and it speaks volumes. It’s a way to welcome someone when they arrive, say hellohi there, g’day or cheers, wish someone good health and even ask ‘how are you’? If there’s one thing that’s worth doing quickly when you arrive, it’s picking up the habit of saying ‘bula!’ - you’ll find a friendlysmiling response is never far behind.
Some popular islands people visit are Denarau Island which is just off the main island of Viti Levu and 5km from Nadi city, you’ll find all the big-name hotels and resorts here. Properties such as the Hilton, Westin, Sheraton, Sofitel, Radisson and more call this top leisure area home. Although an island, it’s joined to the mainland by a small causeway. From here, you can catch a sea transfer to the Yasawa Islands othe Mamanuca Islands. Day trips are also available to other islands or to a fun spot such as Cloud 9, a platform floating in the Mamanuca Islands that’s a hub for water sports or simply reeftop relaxing. Anothepopular island people visit is Yasawa Island. Northwest of Viti Levu, the Yasawa Islands feature a plentiful array of affordable accommodation options, as well as a collection of upscale resorts. You won’t find banks or shopping malls here, but you will find lots in the way of outdoor activities. Hiking, snorkelling and diving are just some of the ways you can pass the time on these pristine islands. Also the island oKadavu island is popularly visited.. From unspoilt rainforests to the brilliant colors of the Great Astrolabe Reef, Kadavu is the ultimate island if you want to get back to nature. With very few roads to interrupt the scenery, and only one small town, this eco paradise is the perfect getaway. You’ll definitely want to spend some time exploring the island’s vast underwater world. While on land, Kadavu lush tropical rainforests offer incredible bird- watching opportunities.