Bula is heard everywhere in Fiji ! It is universally used to say hello, or welcome, and is even exclaimed if you sneeze ! It means 'life' and is a way of wishing good health and fortune to the recipient. Formally heard as 'ni sa bula vinaka' (nee-sahm-boola-vee-nahka).
One fascinating fact about Fijians was that they were cannibals. The last account of cannibalism was less than 140 years ago. The tribes would be at war and in order to prove who was more ferocious or the much stronger tribe, they would kill and eat their enemies.
Here is some of the detailed descriptions of some of the accounts of cannibalism.
On my last day in Fiji, I wanted to visit a traditional Fijian village. I took drove 2.5 hours and took a small canoe for 1 hour to get to the Namuamua Viallage.
|sugar cane fields|
|Traditional Kava Ceremony|
|drinking the offered kava... It has a mud-like texture. It is a traditional, ancient drink that has many sedative properties.|
|They said I look juicy and tasty!! Ahhhhh!!!!!!!!|