Our first encounter with Suva was on Wednesday August 8th, 2003 returning
from Taveuni when we stayed just outside the
main city at the Raintree Lodge.
We then returned the next Sunday morning and took a taxi around the city.
This is the Mormon temple in Suva from the back.
Mormons and Seventh Day Adventists had a significant presence in Fiji.
We had coffee at a very
pleasant coffee shop in downtown Suva. The shops were typically
under a covered verandah - because Suva is a rainy city.
The shop windows
displayed sandals and blouses. Some shops had Indian clothes,
others Fijian outfits.
Nubukalou Creek and
another arcade of shops.
I attended a
Fijian service at the Centenary Methodist Church that has an excellent choir. The Lord's Prayer I recognized as the spoken lines were roughly the same length
as those in English. I also recognized two of the four hymn tunes. Apart
from that I did not understand a word.
at the University of the South Pacific.
This is a village on the
Queens Road that we passed as we left Suva.
This is the hymn board in a village church. The
hymn board was similar in Suva's Centenary Methodist Church.