I love the adventure of the markets in Fiji. Along with Suva, Rakiraki, Tavua, Ba, Lautoka, Nadi, Sigatoka, all have these types of markets. Suva is a large one and a lot of fun. There are a lot of fruits and vegetables and seafood that you can find in Suva that you may not find at the smaller markets. On the downside, the prices often increase when the vendor quickly ascertains that you are a visitor rather than a local. Also, hang on to your wallet and purses. Never enter the market with a purse without a zipper. On the upside, you can always find a fair-minded vendor. If time permits, walk the market first and inquire about the prices before making a purchase. I have had vendors chase me down in the market because I have over paid them (the $1 and $2 coins are very similar).I believe in rewarding honesty generously. I am delighted when vendors are honest. They are delighted that their honesty reaps great rewards.
For some reason most Fijians do not bargain, which I think is half the fun of these markets. It is always great to see what you can find at these markets. Friday and especially Saturday are the best days to go, but go earlier rather than later. These markets can morph into absolute bedlam as the day progresses.
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