Friday, August 25, 2006
Vorovoro and Fiji Time
Things are hotting up on Vorovoro and despite the travellers' references to Fiji Time and waiting a few hours here and there, it really is going quickly. A barge has moved timber ready for the big bure with guys from Matailabasa - a village of Mali people down near where the Indian Snake temple stands. A St John's Ambulance worker, Va, had spent two days on Vorovoro teaching a First Aid course and kits are being organised for land and boat. The toilets are going up. A rep from the Fiji Visitors Bureau has visited. September 1st is the 'Arrival Day' and so far so good.
People refer to Fiji Time as casual, very late, very 'no worries mate' but I am pleased that the tribewanted guys are doing well so far.
There are podcasts on the site including a discussion with Va the St John's Ambulance worker and another with a guy from the Fiji Visitors Bureau in Suva. I wonder who is paying for their airfares as it's about $360 return - Suva-Labasa-Suva.
I've pinched the photos from the Fiji blog on the tribewanted website.