Friday, March 03, 2006
The kava is flowing
I came home from a meeting to find Peceli with four young Fiji guys playing Lock cards and the kava bowl is full.They had spent three hours packing a large container with computers, beds, etc. bound for Fiji. A tape is playing sentimental songs of the islands. Yaqona in Melbourne costs about $50 a kilo, in Nadi it is $20.
Travellers are allowed to bring back 2 kilos, but only in powder form, not in the big bundles you buy in the Fiji markets. I think kava-drinking is banned in some parts of Australia - maybe Northern Territory. The kava bowl is brought out about three times a week in this household. Is that too much?