Our first night in Daku we were welcomed by the village representative named Epi, as well as Epi’s son Epi the II, as well as Epi the II’s son, Epi the III. Lots of Epi’s in Daku! Epi was so nice, kind, and very knowledge about the eco-environment of Fiji. During our stay we were able to learn more about the eco-environment in Fiji and plant sandalwood trees to help Fiji’s eco-system. Back to the first night, after our bucket showers we had dinner with Epi and his family of mini Epi’s. Dinner comprised of fish taken straight from the ocean and plopped straight onto the skillet – scales, head, eyes, and all. I was surprised how much I actually liked the fish made for dinner. The presentation wasn’t at all appealing in any way but the fish was quite fresh and good. Plus it was one of the few things I could stomach considering the bowl of rice was crawling with ants (added protein right?).
Long post short; I would never sell my experience in Fiji for a million dollars, however I wouldn’t buy it back for a penny.