This was the 18th post (Day 18) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here.
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.
To Read: For other interesting markets on this project, check out Souq Waqif in Doha.