I've been back from the Fiji Islands for a week now and finally over the jet lag (jet lag is the worst, isn't it?) Fiji had such a beautiful group of islands with beautiful people; even more than what that bottle of water leaves to the imagination. Andrew and I booked this honeymoon with no previous research. We were so busy with wedding planning that we barely bought a travel book the day before we left, and read it on the 10 hour plane ride there. Andrew and I stayed there for a little over two weeks and had the most relaxation of any other vacations we have ever taken (and between the two of us, we've traveled a lot). There really wasn't much else to do but relax! That's what a honeymoon is suppose to be, in my opinion. I really didn't want to be a "tourist" and go on a vacation where there was a lot of site seeing to be done. I would have needed a vacation from my vacation! So, Fiji it was, and boy, they weren't kidding when they say they are on "island time". Not to say that I didn't love it, but I think one full week there would have been enough =)
The cultural food was tasty and incorporated cassava and taro root, various seafood, barbequed pork and chicken, and coconut was found on nearly every dish. Their traditional dish, Kokoda, is much like a ceviche with fresh fish, lime, cilantro, onion leaves, and coconut milk. They also have a traditional Lovo feast, which is food cooked underground on top of hot stones, covered in leaves, and left for hours to grill under the banana leaves and the earth. The Indian population there is huge, giving curry influence to many of their dishes.
Has anyone gone on any fun trips lately? How was the cultural food and experience there?