19th July 2014 – Nadi, Fiji
Like a hundred unborn children crying aloud, For a little bit of sunlight they never shall get. Like a wind carrying the waves on its shoulder, such was the silence, and the noise, of the market.
Last night happened to be another long Kava night, ending around 3 AM. The locals don’t believe me when I tell them that Kava does nothing to affect my sobriety, so they kept making me drink. The only thing it did, was make me sleep till noon, and thus screwing up my plans to visit the Sigatoka sand dunes, which require at least 4 hours of travel, from Lautoka and back.
So, instead I went to the Nadi central market, and almost set shop there for afternoon. There is nothing in the world that can compare to the sounds of a crowd, all talking in unison. Some bargained, some were giving up.
I think I would have made a fine bargainer. Only if i tried.