Sugar cane grew wild in Fiji initially being used as thatch for houses. Today the cane farm fields are a major part of the Laukota and Nadi landscape. (from bus).
Our Indian hostess and her home.
The family room of the house.
The set up for our cooking demonstration.
Showing the atta or wholewheat before and after it is made into flour.
Roti is a popular wrap often filled with meats or vegetables. The roti here is filled with curried potato.
Making Roti, an unleavened flatbread made from atta and water.
One of our group modeled a tradional suri.
A prayer room or puja room exists in most Indian homes.
The family's major food source comes from what it can raise.
The charcoal fire kitchen. It is dark to keep the room cooler.
A home displaying a red triangular flag signifies it is the home of a Hindu. (from bus).
Entering the Burness home.
Dining area of Burness home.
The flat screen tv area among all the antiques.
Steven, Don Burness's grandson, explains the origin of the various antiques.
Working organ that is over 100 years old.
Various Fijian native artifacts.
One of the orchids in the garden by the home.
Each orchid in the garden was huge with vivid color.
The warriors greeted us and the band serenaded us at a traditonal morning tea.
Fijian people love to have their picture taken.
Aileen Burness's plan is to give back to the people of Fiji. She empowers local women by training them to cultivate highly desirable flowers for the local markets.
Approach to the orchid pond.
Not like our lily ponds.
South Sea Orchids has 40-50,000 orchids plants growing.
Fijians seem very proud of their multi cultural population and their tolerance and respect for all religions. Pictured is a new mosque being built. (from bus).