While we were on the island we were lucky enough to take part in a traditional Kava ceremony. Kava is a drink made from a root that is pounded and mixed with water. It looks and tastes a bit like mud, and the only effect that I felt was a numb mouth and later I had some crazy dreams. The locals swear by this stuff and I can assure you that this is a drink not just made for tourists. The Fijians love, love, love it and as part of the ceremony all tourists "gift" it to the chief and his tribe. In return we get to sit around partake in one of the coolest experiences of my life.
Behold the Kava ceremony.
They ask for help from all the "strong" men on the island. They told us that pounding the Kava is supposed to increase fertility. You know I got my man right in on that one.