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Friendly and pushy

Rebecca Medhurst
Friday, March 07, 2014

THE Pacific Jewel arrived in Suva at the King's Wharf on Wednesday.

The cruise liner, which also stopped at Denarau, took tourists around the islands, introducing them to local customs and traditions.

As the tourists disembarked the ship, some headed for the department stores, but others were more interested in exploring the handicraft market near the harbour.

Mother and daughter Kelly and Rebecca Coveny, from Sydney, spoke to this newspaper about their first experiences of Fiji while they browsed the markets.

"It is very beautiful," they remarked.

"The Fijian people are very friendly."

However, some passengers not only experienced the friendliness of Fijians.

As they left the market stalls along the harbour edge, they talked about the importunity of some Fijian stallholders as they tried to sell their goods.

"One told me that he would give me this souvenir, and when he came to Australia I would give him a boomerang, but then chased me down the street demanding ten bucks," Kelly said.

Rebecca said when they visited the other islands, the people were friendlier.

Of those in Suva, she said: "They know you're tourists off the cruise ship, so they are pushier."

The pair bought many souvenirs including sulu and bracelets.

Speaking of their Fiji experience, the mother and daughter were very positive and excited for their future travels and experiences in Fiji.








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