Travel Blogs from American Samoa

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Tin Can Island, Niuafo'ou (Tin Can Island), American Samoa travel blog

Tin Can Island

A travel blog entry by foxycruiser

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We are enroute to Pago Pago now and will arrive tomorrow morning, Sept. 18th. On the morning of Sept. 20, we will be dropping off the ship's mail by way of an old tradition of putting it in a tin can and passing it to a local boat. Originally, the mail ...

Sunrise to Sunset in Ofu, Ofu, American Samoa travel blog

Sunrise to Sunset in Ofu

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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[Just as daylight was creeping up on the small island of Ofu, I stirred myself from my bed.  I wanted to catch the sunrise.  I mounted one of the bikes the lodge let us use, and headed off towards the beach.  The dogs bolted out of the ...

Talofa from Pago Pago, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Talofa from Pago Pago

A travel blog entry by foxycruiser

"Tah-low-fah" is hello in Samoan on this island of Pago Pago ("Pango Pango"). Am. Samoa is an incorporated territory of the U.S. and Pago Pago is the seat of government. The currency is U.S. dollars and both English and Samoan are spoken. Despite the ...

Mt. Alava and then on to... sloshball, Vaitia, American Samoa travel blog

Mt. Alava and then on to... sloshball

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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We awoke early in the morning, and set out for the 5 mile hike from Fag'asa pass up to Mt. Alava, and then on to Vaitia on the other side.  It was a cloudy day which kept the temperature at a cool 85 degrees.  Im not kidding, thats cool.  ...

Outrigger racing, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Outrigger racing

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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... ; They really get moving.  We had been practicing all week, and all the social races were pretty competitive, even if the American Samoan team got walloped by the Samoans, mostly due to a lack of serious practice.  Amanda and I catered the ...

Sailing, in hell, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Sailing, in hell

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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In the morning, I woke up alone, in my fale, sweating, with a pounding headache, and an insatiable thirst.  We were supposed to go sailing that afternoon, and just the thought of being on a boat repulsed me.  I got some water, took a shower, ...

Arrive in Amerika Samoa, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Arrive in Amerika Samoa

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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Tom and I arrived, I sick and ready for bed.  Went to my dads and slept for 4 ...

Tin Can Island mail reminder, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Tin Can Island mail reminder

A travel blog entry by foxycruiser

Just arrived in Pago Pago, American Samoa so will give you a report on the town later. Just a reminder to those of you who would like a postcard with a unique stamp from Tin Can Island, PLEASE send me your mailing address now. The cut off time for the ...

pago pago, Pago Pago American Samoa, American Samoa travel blog

pago pago

A travel blog entry by cazzadazza

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Cant believe the time is flying, we off to pago pago American Samoa, you really no your in the states now they drive on the wrong side of the road. And even in this small island there is a macdonalds and a Kentucy fried chicken. Oh well the rest of the ...

Men wearing skirts -although you would't tell them, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Men wearing skirts -although you would't tell them

A travel blog entry by 2gs_worldtour

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Tutuila Island, American ...

We are staying, Ofu, American Samoa travel blog

We are staying

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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After 10 days on Ofu, working, snorkeling, cooking, cleaning, watching sunset, playing cards, and generally relaxing in the sun.  We hadn't had enough.  Jim had left 2 days prior, and asked us, "Are you guys sure you are leaving on ...

Lunar Eclipse, Ofu, American Samoa travel blog

Lunar Eclipse

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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The Lunar Eclipse came as a suprise to Tom and I who had gotten used to the same routine for the last few weeks on Ofu.  We would wake up, watch the CNN news, which covered a group of miners being trapped in Utah for at least 9 days, followed by ...

Our last small Pacific Island., Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Our last small Pacific Island.

A travel blog entry by marcelo.heather

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... we left on the cruise. It turned out that nobody else bothered to do this, and I was just being overly careful. Although American Samoa is very strict about people moving to the island, they have a very laid back approach and way of life. Which explains ...

The plane takes off, Ofu, American Samoa travel blog

The plane takes off

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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The runway on this island was on the longest flattest section of land on the island.  Which, in all reality wasn't really long enough.  It worked though, even if landing here for the first time was an experience of itself.  The plane ...

The dredgers, Ofu, American Samoa travel blog

The dredgers

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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The guys running these machines were staying at the Lodge we were working at.  They were dredging the harbor so the supply boat could come in.  They could paddle their wharf around with the big diggers, check it out!! Props to Justin and ...

A day of firsts, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

A day of firsts

A travel blog entry by moleandplace

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Monday the 25th was a day full of firsts:- Our first ever AFD on a cruise. Yes, we both didn't have a drink all day! The first time we didn’t spend a cent on a cruise The first time we didn’t eat a thing on a cruise Don’t ...

Off to Ofu, Ofu, American Samoa travel blog

Off to Ofu

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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... In all the time I spent just sitting on this beach and looking out I thought to myself, "For six years I have been dreaming of Samoa, and this is exactly what I was waiting for."  I resolved to come back the next morning for sunrise photos. After a ...

Tsunami destroys the island, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Tsunami destroys the island

A travel blog entry by wolfeac

Hello everyone. I know it's been a very long time since my last entry, and a lot has happened here.  I made a different entry talking about the tsunami in an effort to split up all that’s occurred.  I wrote most of the following 4 or 5 ...

Another going away party, Tafuna, American Samoa travel blog

Another going away party

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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Our friend Peti decided to have a going away party for us.  She made chicken pot pies and we got a few coolers full of Vailima, the big boys, and the little ones.  The big ones being 40oz of 6.7% beer.  They will put you down quick.  ...

Hurricanes, Heat, and Samoans trying to run fast, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Hurricanes, Heat, and Samoans trying to run fast

A travel blog entry by wolfeac

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It's been a busy couple of months since I last updated the blog. Right after I last wrote I began coaching track and field, which was a very interesting experience.  At first, I was the only coach, and had a very motley crew of athletes.  On ...

Greetings from American Samoa, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Greetings from American Samoa

A travel blog entry by bartschr

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... dinner...was unbelievably   good!! as has been all the food...Today we arrived in Pago Pago ( pronounced Pango Pango ) in American Samoa. It is very small amidst a very tropical setting, lush and green. Toured around the town...had a beer at ...

3.5 weeks in, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

3.5 weeks in

A travel blog entry by wolfeac

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... not only to stop giving me and my roomates our stipend each month, but to throw the entire group of volunteers out of American Samoa.  My roomates and I were not happy with the decision, as the contract the Department of Education signed gives them ...

One week in, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

One week in

A travel blog entry by wolfeac

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... one week to get set up in my new place before school starts.  Oh, apparently because it's a u.s. territory, calls to and from american samoa are treated just like long distance calls in the u.s.  So if anyone wants/needs to get ahold of me ...

2 months in, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

2 months in

A travel blog entry by wolfeac

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... moisture from getting past.  I think it might be called the rainshadow affect, but who knows, I'm no science major.  Anyway, American Samoa gets about 300 inches of rain every year.  That's almost an inch everyday.  We are in the dry ...

Routine – all quizzes, cocktails and demos, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Routine – all quizzes, cocktails and demos

A travel blog entry by chris-roisin

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So, as the ship sailed away from Bora Bora, the next stop is Pago Pago in American Samoa, 1114-odd miles away and 2 days sailing - time for Roisin and Chris to get back in to their 'routine'. The routine was by now having a familiar look about it. ...

Heat, Rats, and Dogs: Life on a Tropical Island, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Heat, Rats, and Dogs: Life on a Tropical Island

A travel blog entry by wolfeac

In a lot of ways things aren't that different from the beginning of the year, I’m still in about the same routine. My classes are going well.  It’s taken me 6 months, but I finally feel like I have my students under control and have ...

I AmSam - Pago squared, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

I AmSam - Pago squared

A travel blog entry by chris-roisin

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... one of the lushest and greenest environments Chris and Roisin have visited on this trip. This can only mean one thing…RAIN!!!! American Samoa receives 200 inches of rain a year!! As Chris and Roisin had just started walking back toward the centre of ...

Port Vila, Vanuatu to Pago Pago, American Samoa, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Port Vila, Vanuatu to Pago Pago, American Samoa

A travel blog entry by harry4123

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... NSTU where controlled airspace ended.  There is no control tower at NSTU, I sense something of a political dominance thing between Samoa and American Samoa.  In any event, I was self announcing to Pago Pago traffic as I approached, lined up, and ...

Finally aboard, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Finally aboard

A travel blog entry by g_shook

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... of their leisurely sail trip around the world.  It was very dark as we drove for about 1/2 hour along the coast of American Samoa, pulled into a gas station, walked around the back and down some cement steps to a small rock where his dinghy was tied ...

American Samoa, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

American Samoa

A travel blog entry by donnyandmarie

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Pago Pago docked and cruised around island in ...

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