Today was an incredibly special day. My colleagues and I hopped on a bus and took a ride down to a port where we boarded little green motor boats and headed up the Navua River. The landscape was breathtaking. We cruised up the river for about 45 minutes until we reached a little narrow walkway. We followed it to find a gorgeous waterfall with a little watering hole that we proceeded to jump in immediately. It was quite the sight. On the way back we hopped onto a bamboo raft and floated along the river for a while. After this adventure, we headed over to Koromakawa Village where we were greeted as chiefs with the sound of a big drum and the blowing of a conch shell. We started the tour of the village with a visit to the lovo pits where they prepared our food underground (depicted in the photo with the men in the grass skirts). This was followed by a traditional kava ceremony and then they presented us with dance and song. We learned about the village way of life and the masculine-feminine hierarchy. It is truly a beautiful culture that is full of rich tradition and a collectivistic way of life. XO! JT

On the Navua River!

On the Navua River!

Lush life. 

Lush life. 

Pretty views!

Pretty views!

Waterfall and water hole!

Waterfall and water hole!

Lovo pit. 

Lovo pit. 

Jamming with the locals.

Jamming with the locals.

Weaving & Painting. 

Weaving & Painting. 

Village preschool. 

Village preschool. 

Teacher & Student. 

Teacher & Student. 

Woman of the village. 

Woman of the village. 

Coconut snack. 

Coconut snack. 

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