Archive for October 2010

Kokoda

October 7, 2010

One of the things I loved about our resort were the different activities they had everyday.  They did fish feeding almost every morning (definitely anti-climactic since we saw ZERO fish), BINGO at the swim up bar, frog racing once a week, a lovo feast, movie night, grass skirt making, etc.  When they had a cooking demonstration, you know I was one of the first ones there.

Our chef taught us how to make Kokoda.  It seemed to be the Fijian version of ceviche and actually did not involve any cooking at all.  It is made from white flesh fish and it is marinated or “cooked” with lime juice, coconut cream and various vegetables such as onion, tomatoes and peppers.  It’s best to marinate the fish overnight or a minimum of six hours.

I really enjoyed kokoda and wouldn’t mind trying to make it at home.  It seems simple enough if you could find fresh fish to make it with!


These last three pictures have nothing to do with food (since we definitely did not eat the frogs afterward) but it was amazing how exciting the races were!  People were given the opportunity to bid on the frogs and half of the money went to the local schools in Fiji.  Each frog represented a country so everyone cheered on the frogs for their country.  It was amazing how much the Australia frog went for since 80% of the guests at our resort were on holiday from Australia!

Bula!

October 1, 2010

We’ve had hot weather here this week but there is no pool with a swim up bar or gorgeous ocean to cool off in.  On one of our days in Fjij, we took a day cruise to Tivua Island to get our fill of clear water and white sandy beaches.

It took awhile to boat out here but it was worth it…

Besides the ocean, I LOVED the people in Fiji.  Everyone there was so friendly and seemed to be so happy all the time.  “Bula” means hello in Fijian and everywhere you go, everyone says, “Bula!” at you.  In any given day there, we probably said bula at least thirty times.

Even our cocktails said bula to us in chocolate!  Oh, how I miss these days of 2 for 1 drinks at the Radisson while viewing the sunset with my new husband!


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