Thursday, February 25, 2010
The villages of Fiji are very strict. Women must wear long skirts and men even often wear a long skirt called a suva. They go to church every Sunday even if the church is on a different island entirely. That means that they have to take a boat to church. They also do not allow any alcohol in the villages. Fijians though drink a beverage called Kava (every evening except Sunday). It is mixed in a bowl and looks like muddy water. It is a combination of water and kava root (that has been crushed into a fine powder) that is mixed by hand. It is served in smaller Kava bowls and before drinking, you must clap your hands together once. After drinking, you must clap 3 times. Shawn and I tried Kava and I thought that it tasted how it looked...like brown muddy water. It also makes your lips tingle!