Bula, Bula is a greeting of Fiji and it is used frequently when walking in the city of Suva or a small island. Their welcoming spirit is the essence of the Fijian people.
However, there is trouble in paradise. Fiji is a country of coups that has a struggle between two groups, the indigenous Fijians and Indian-Fijians. When the coups occur, tourism suffers, which is the main income.
Kava is a show of respect to the Indigenous-Fijians.
Visitors to these islands must bring Kava (a root ground up to make a body numbing drink) and present this root to the Chief, requesting permission to anchor in the villages bays. If he accepts the Kava he also provides protection to his visitors.
A Country of many Treasures
Sailing The Waterhouse