Bula (Hello)!, yesterday we meet a person called Elenoa. We started to talk to her and after a discussion, we decided that we were gonna live with her for a day. So today fast as we could we took the local taxi to her house. It's really cool that she just let strangers live with her, we don't think that many people from sweden would just invite turists to their home. All the people are very welcomning here.
First she took us to the nearby supermarket to get som groserys. We think it was very expensive to buy imported things. Like, a lettuce head for 36 SEK from Australia. In Sweden a lettuce head costs about 15 SEK. Because it's so expensive we started to talk about how it's to work here. She told us that getting a job is nearly impossible. RIght now she didn't have a job but on the local market that's every other day she is selling her crafts to tuorists and vegetebals that she have planted.
When we stepped in to her house it was very colorfull. Yes, the walls were halfbroken but the color made it to feel little bit as home. To lighten up her house she had kerosenelamps., in Sweden we haven't seen a kerosenelamp in many years. And we feelt kind of sorry for her because of her house were broken. We actually offerd to spend some money to help her fix her walls as thanks for having us, but she said no. She thought that the walls were unnessesery to fix. After some talkning we found out that when she takes showers, she uses a water-bucket. Why she did that was because her shower broke and the owner that she are renting the house of refuses to do something about it.
When some hours had gone we went out to look at her cultivations. Elenoa had planted sweet potatoes and cassava. She does this because it's often very expensive to buy from the supermarket. 70% of the Fijians are actually farmers she added. We think that 70% is so much just because in Sweden it's just about 3%.
The whole day was amazing, we did see so many new things that made us see in new perspectives. We did make some Rovo and she showed us around here house. As we have said before the Fijians are very welcoming and nice, but Elenoa said to us that it's very importen to be careful about who you take home. Many people can be too nice but when they comes to your home they can take something without you knowing just because some people are so poor.
Just before we were suposed to go home we went to a samll party for the neighborhood. Elenoa told us that it's very importent to stay toghter and closed. In Fiji it's very common to have party or just meet and talk. ''We very friendly and everyone loves a good party with friends and family''. The whole evning we spent on the party dancing, eating and talking to everybody. This is what we miss in Sweden. There is never a party with the family in this way, and that's kind of sad.
This was our last day in Fiji! We recommend everyone to visit sometime just for the wonderful nature and people. MOCE!